Thursday

Pergola

Step one to our backyard makeover is complete.  Well, sort of...When I mentioned I wanted to build a pergola I had no idea how involved that would be, but more importantly how expensive it would be.  It would still be cheaper than buying one but I wasn't sure it was worth all the work I was going to have to put into it.  So, I started looking online a little and then it dawned on me to check Craig's list.  Sooooo glad I did.  There was one pergola for sale on there.  The guy said he wouldn't hold it and there were 5 other people interested in it, so I figured if it was meant to be it would be.  I guess it was meant to be because we got it today!  It was new in the box and had never even been opened.  I'm so excited because I think this will make a huge difference in the backyard.  I can't wait to have a fun garden party to welcome the summertime!  I can already picture myself relaxing out there with a glass of tea and a nice design magazine...

Here is a picture of it that was online and of cousre I will post some pictures of it once we have put it up.


I'm thinking of planting some wisteria to crawl up the sides and fill in the top.  I've never had any experience with Wisteria but it's beautiful, smells great, and with a little research seems to be pretty easy to grow.  In fact one article I read said it thrives on neglect, sounds like my kind of plant. :)  Anybody had any experience with wisteria?  or any other vine type plants that would work?


















5 comments:

Rachel said...

Hello! I am a new reader and like you I love wisteria so much so that I planted a couple over three years ago. I wanted to warn you that it is yet to bloom an there are people out there that have waited for decades. Check out this q&a of people have trouble getting here wisteria to bloom. Not to be a donwner but I wish someone would have told me. http://www.gardensalive.com/article.asp?ai=822&bhcd2=1271395438Q

bakerchick103 said...

I would love to do this, too. Im still playing around with ideas. Not exactly sure what I want to do.

Ashlie Miller said...

I adore wisteria, too! Let me know how it turns out if you decide to grow some.

Angie said...

Wisteria is amazing and grows like a weed in most climates once it actually decides to bloom. (sometimes it may not for numerous years) However, be mindful that it definitely attracts bees so if you are planning on dining underneath the pergola that could be problematic. A potato vine is also a nice flowering option as well as a Passion Flower vine. Hope that helps!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you all for your help! I'm still not 100% sure what I'm going to use yet. I will definitly let you know how it turns out.

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