Today’s sneak peak reveals a couple more features of the Arbor. The picture to the right reveals the sides but also offers a glimmer of the landscaping. I could have built solid sides for the arbor but I had an idea that repeats a diamond shape theme from another element of the arbor. The diamonds are made from 1″x2″s with eyehooks in the corners. The eyehooks attach to a black chain that matches the solar lanterns we hung. My orginal intent was to have the diamonds attach at each corner to the arbor to become mostly stabilized. As I was attaching the top I realized that the diamonds would gently turn as they caught the breeze and become a wind feature. My mom even recommended I add some prisms to the inside of the diamonds to reflect the light. I think it’s a good idea and may do that later.
In the back you can see a couple of the plantings and the stone border. The stones are 16 inches long (41 pounds!) and define the border between the self seeding garden and the arbor.