Sunday, April 22, 2012

~IT'S SPRING AND PATIO IDEA'S ...

... just keep coming.. I was up at 5:30 this morning outside puttering. 

Yesterday my sweet daughter gave me another of her arbors that she can't use anymore,

...my mind began to start to wonder what to do with it.  We don't exactly have a ton of space in our yard..so my daughter suggested I sit it right next to the patio..and I agreed!  So that's where it went...and then...but..on the grass???

..then my sweet son in law suggested that he lay more flagstone under the arbor..and then we can


just move the bench back under the arbor on the flagstone and...

(see? do you get the idea?)  just push it back and then..

plant several of these sweet Black Eyed Susans, or whatever they are, on both sides and let them climb over the arbor..covering it in no time flat.  Ok, so it won't be overnight. But
won't that be a sweet, shady, cozy, extra place to sit?? 
I thought so too! :)  This vine is just gorgeous covering an arbor.  The yellow and greens will look wonderful I think.
Now I can't wait to get started on that...(tap, tap, tap..)

I can see it all now..can't you?

Luv'n hugs,
Mona

20 comments:

  1. Yes I can. I also can see the spray can doing over time., can't you.....
    Hugs

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  2. What a sweet son in law to help you with that. Very nice arbor and I can see that climbing flower covering it. I had that last year and it is so easy to grow....just add water! Lovely!

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  3. hi mona! i have arbors everywhere and have trained new dawn climbing roses and clematis and honeysuckle, just don't put anything too heavy like wisteria or pyrocanthia! i have made that mistake in a few places. fall flowing is a fast growing and beautiful clematis which flowers prolifically in autumn.

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  4. Mona- What a beautiful arbor. It looks wonderful. I love the way they set off an area and give it the mood of romance. How nice of your daughter and your sil! xo Diana

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  5. Good Morning Mona...
    You certainly are blessed with a sweet daughter and SIL. I can already see the beauty in this
    beautiful arbor. I'm thinking that there will be many great evenings, sitting out there.
    Hope your day is filled with bright sunshine.
    Hugs,
    Shug

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  6. By the way...I really do like your new header!!
    Great job!!
    Shug

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  7. I can totally envision that! Nice of her to give you the arbor.... :-))

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  8. Yep, I sure can sweetie and in my mind's eye it looks most beautiful!!! Girl, ya have to have the best patio ever!

    32 here this mornin', both me and my many flower gardens are weepin' a bit!

    God bless ya sweetie and I sure can't wait to see the finished project...you are a busy one sweet Mona!!! :o)

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  9. Your wheels are always spinning girl ha ha!! I would love to have just a small yard..you try and keep up with 11 acres..I gave up on having lawn 13 years ago after Wally died..Love the arbor and how sweet your daughter Maryalice is to think of you..You have a really loving family Mona..Love ya my dear friend..Been working in my sunroom still trying to get it cleaned up ha ha!! Love and hugs Gloria

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  10. .....and the wheels in er 'ead go round n round, round n round, round.....the wheels in Mona's 'ead go round n round - great plan for er new arbor!
    Oh, you have such great colour in your beautiful photos and we are still just watching little things pop up out of winter's ground. We did, however, get the chairs n table out of barn and ate lunch on back deck on the weekend - now we are experiencing that huge dropping of rain, thunder n lightening coming from Boston. Can you believe that upper New Brunswick had tons of snow instead of this torrid rainfall that is falling on our little town. Well, girlie, enjoy your sun, your flowers and your new arbor. Smiles n Chuckles

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  11. Oh how envious of your garden am I! We have a walled courtyard out front, but the chickens and geese spend a lot of time in it, and then there are the builders to-ing and fro-ing, all of which have contributed to making the area almost bare-earthed. I said to Lester that we must try and get the chicken hut built this year so I can start working on the garden in the courtyard. Meanwhile, I look at your garden, get ideas, and yearn! Am also well impressed with your early start to the day. I am an early riser normally but since the cold weather of February I seem to have lost my mojo in regards to getting up!

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  12. Are you tapping your index finger? My Mom always tapped her finger when she was thinking.
    It's going to be perfect!
    Balisha

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  13. This really is wonderful article ! I simply love’d it !

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  14. That looks like a GREAT idea and the Black-Eyed Susan Vine will do well there, I'll bet!...:)JP

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  15. Great idea! I have a very similar arbor and I was trying to think of a great climber to put there this year. Maybe we'll be twins this summer! Hope it all goes according to your plan and I can't wait to see it finished. I'll show mine too!

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  16. Oh my sweet pea.... oh you have to love that son-in-law... expanding the patio, enjoying another arbor. Girl I'm all in if I lived closer I'd be there in a heart beat to help you out..
    Ok... sweetie.. Google Chrome is safe, you can use it, Aol, Sbc, Internet Explorer etc. I downloaded Google Chrome when Internet Explorer started acting up. I use it Internet Explorer, as well as Yahoo and G Mail... I've discovered Google Chrome is actually faster than Internet Explorer, like you I just "can't" give up my AOL... hugs darling.. ~lynne~

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  17. I surely can see it, It will indeed be a lovely place to be...day dreaming and all...thank you so much for visiting me I love your blog...and if you plz. can tell me about that word thing..I haven't a clue I'm a fairly new blogger...Thank you so much...love the new Arbor...with much love Janice

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  18. Hi Mona! Yes, that will be wonderful! What a pretty arbor and what a nice SIL to volunteer laying you some flagstone! Gonna be gorgeous!
    Be a sweetie and I hope you go to be early tonight! :)
    Shelia ;)

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  19. I just love arbors! Confederate jasmine is another fast grower and great for arbors and trellises. I love your patio...looks like a great spot to sit and while away the time:)

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  20. That is going to look gorgeous - what nice help you have there my friend. sandie

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