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hendi_alex
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Out with the old, in with the new

Before and after shots of garden pergola area. Two day project this past Thursday/Friday.


2009 view
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2011 view. The potting bench was a small last year project.
[img]https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5146/5637601549_56abda00d8_o.jpg[/img]
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.
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Very nice. The new structure looks like a solid design. Are you going to have some vines on it?

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To start with I'm planting four clematis on the four outside corners. I may add some kind of fairly tame vine up one or both middle posts, but will hold off for now.
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.
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Birdhouse gourds or Luffa?

Looks great -- I want one! :wink:

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Cost was reasonable at under $350. Used 4 x 6 supports. Structure is approximately 10' by 20'. If building on the ground would have used 10 foot 4 x 6's so that a couple feet could go into the ground. With it just sitting on the concrete, it took a bit of extra bracing to take most of the shake out. Our old five foot porch swing will go on the left. The structure will help filter some of the intense afternoon light/heat during mid to late summer. I also have shade cloth to stretch over the top if needed.
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.
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