Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Walkway and Another Arbor

The path around the north side of the house felt a tad unwelcoming with its tendenency to be muddy after a rain. I decided to use my leftover mish-mash of broken bricks and and block to create an attractive walkway on one side of the wooden bridge and flagstone on the other end. When I started the project I had no idea by the time it was finished I had another arbor to work with and before the garden tour to boot...oh, happy sigh!

A nearby gardening friend is moving away from this area and was selling her arbor at her annual yard sale over Memorial week end. When I saw it I debated about buying it as in 'WHERE will I put it?!' It was a PERFECT fit for this walkway! We're both delighted with my decision to buy it - she even got a little teary-eyed when she stopped by to see where we put it, bless her heart!
 Before

After
The columbines were cut back and the wooden posts were placed around the gardens and look very much at home in other places.
I love, love it!
And the other end...
Before
 After
I even tucked some moss in between the brick, hoping it will be happy there and fill in the spaces. 
Altogether, it is a very welcoming place to walk through now!

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13 comments:

Faux Pas Farm Gal said...

It's beautiful!

chateau chic said...

Esther, Your garden is gorgeous! Love the arbor and walkway. It's like a lovely sanctuary.
I'm happy to be a new follower and hope you'll stop by, Mary Alice

Vanessa Dawne said...

What a lovely arbor, Esther. I love what you did on both sides of the walkway!

Do you have plans to plant a climbing vine on the arbor? I love the vine that blooms on my first-ever arbor at our gate.

Thanks for sharing -- I can't wait to explore your site more.
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Dewdrop Gardens said...

It turned out beautiful! I love the arbor details...great job!
Visiting you from Shabby Creek Cottage :)

Jan said...

Visiting from Shabby Creek Cottage. Sooooo pretty. Your yard looks like a great place to explore and get lost for awhile away from the everyday world.

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

It's like a fairy garden! So sweet! The arbor was a great addition! Thanks for linking up!

Richella said...

Beautiful! What a gorgeous space you've created there. Your garden was already lovely, but the arbor is like the cherry on top!

Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Absolutely delightful, Esther! I always so enjoy your home and gardens. I would dearly love to have more feminine flourishes around. Unfortunately, that just doesn't fly with MY guy.

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Be sure to come by this week, and see your lovely garden featured.

Happy 4th!
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Leslie's Garden said...

Oh my goodness! Your garden, with the columbine all in bloom, is just gorgeous! I've got to find an area that I can mass them. When do you cut back your columbine? I've often thought of doing that but have been afraid to. This is a beautiful area, with the added brick path, love the little round flower stepping stone! Everything looks great and the arbor is such a great addition!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a lovely space and you really can't have too many arbors...I am attempting to build a new one right now ~ wish me luck!

Shona Martinez said...

You made a good decision in buying this arbor. It is a perfect match for your walkway! You’re very resourceful and highly creative for reusing your broken bricks and transforming them into a stunning walkway. Your garden is an excellent spot for relaxation and meditation.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

It's beautifully perfect! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from 2805. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-4.html Wishing you a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jeremy Beauregard said...

What a brilliant idea! The arbor fits your walkway perfectly; you made a good decision indeed. You did a good job with the pathway too, and the touch of moss here and there makes it seem all natural. Now, the garden looks more adorable and I bet your guests will feel the warmest welcome upon visiting your garden.


Jeremy Beauregard

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