A formal structure for a formal garden a classic design
for a classically laid out garden a flowing design for a
garden with swept paths and flowing planting borders If
your home has a distinctive architectural or artistic
style, you may want to have your arbor,
pergola or patio cover match it.
Craftsman Arbors ~ Start with smooth planed wood beams and
posts. Add in simple yet strongly defined joinery. Embellish
with latticed accents, trellises, craftsman style
lighting fixtures and copper accents for this style.
In addition, the overall dimensions should also
fit with the proportions of your garden, home
and other Chatham/Lee NC outdoor structures. If your arbor
is intended to support plants, the size and proportions
should be appropriate and provide enough strength for
the size, weight and density of the plant. requires a much more substantial structure over its
lifetime, than does a climbing rose.
The final color should compliment the colors used in
your landscaping. If you want to blend into the
landscaping, the natural color of the wood or browns and
greens work well. If you want the structure to stand out
or highlight nearby plants, strong colors like white or
black can be used.