Pathways are a great way to lead people into your garden area. There are a lot of great ideas and materials available to designing and creating unique pathways that will fit your style as well as your budget!
Fall is a great time of year to get the ball rolling on this kind of project. Often the weather is cooler, and there are fewer yard work demands on our time. Another benefit: we have just spent the summer thinking of changes we would like to make, so the thoughts are fresh.
Garden gates speak to something in many people. I don’t know whether it is the natural materials that bring a sense of peace from nature to mind, or if it is the enticement to join nature in growing things.
What I do know to be true is that many people love garden gates. When we started using Pinterest, I
pinned several of our artisan stickwork gates. One of our pinned gates, a Rustic Hand-Hewn gate, now stands with over 427 re-pins and our Rustic Stickwork gate has over 410!. That is just amazing to me! Until all these pins, I had no idea that people were so crazy for gates!
I think one of the things so many people like about the visual aspect of a garden gate is that they are just so inviting. They draw your
attention to a world of lush garden foliage, creative pathways, and scents. Or they appeal to the imagination to fill in what could be.
Large gates protect our fruit trees and gardens, smaller gates usually help keep small critters (or children) from venturing in to areas where safety would be at issue.
I love gardening! Growing flowers, vegetables, fruit trees, plants – you name it, I love to grow it. I can spend hours drooling over seed catalogs and more time reviewing seed packets at the store. I have already started some seeds, and am really ready to get more going. Spring is here and I am ready to dig in the dirt!
Growing flowers in pots is one of my favorite summer-time routines. Around the deck, on the front porch, and hanging baskets. Jeff has handcrafted several stickwork plant stands and Baker’s racks over the years, all of which have supported my flower habit! These pieces are ideal for displaying potted plants anywhere and everywhere.
This year I am starting a clematis plant to grow on the stickwork arbor at the entrance to our walkway. Arbors are such a great way to add a new dimension to a walkway or entry, or a focal point for a garden. Even without a climbing vine the natural materials are pleasing to the eye!
I am excited to use a couple of stickwork garden towers in my vegetable garden this year. They are made of Locust branches, and they are super sturdy! Cucumbers will be taking up residence on these!