On this most dreary spring day, I thought I would show some of the Garden Arbors I am considering for the backyard. For Mother’s Day last year my lovely husband tried to buy me a garden arbor (to help hide the compost pile & provide an additional element to the back garden). Well last year came and went and I still hadn’t decided on an arbor. There are many to choose from in all different materials and finishes but I think I finally may have found a winner. Let me know what you think! Stay tuned for the installation…
-42″-48″ wide opening to allow for a wheelbarrel
-Have a gate to help hide the compost pile
-Work stylistically with the adjacent garage
-Require minimal maintenance
-Have enough supports to allow for a vine to grow
-Ideally made in the USA
Pros: Nice appearance, will blend in with the adjacent wood garage & is stainable
Cons: Requires maintenance (restaining/sealing wood every few years)
Pros: Minimal setup required. Shouldn’t require much maintenance.
Cons: Typically more open appearance (may not hide the compost pile as well as I would like)
Pros: No maintenance required
Cons: Only comes in white (may not blend with garage), the nicer ones tend to be pricey
My Final Selection:
I found someone on Ebay who makes Cedar Arbors in Texas. Plus then I can get the exact size I want and he can add a gate for a really good price.