In this modern 21st century, the words “honor” and “appreciation” can sometimes be seen as old-fashioned values. When loved ones receive an invitation to spend time at your home, it is their initial impression that sets the stage. With the help of an arbor or trellis – that may double as a comfortable bench or flourishing planter – family and friends feel special with the arched entryway that gently leads them in.
An Invitation to Admire: A trellis is known as an architectural structure typically made from different pieces of wood, bamboo, or metal to guide the growth of a climbing plant. An arbor is similar to a pergola – except they tend to be smaller and act as a outdoor archway instead of a shielding patio roof. By adding either of these structures to your outdoor area, a yard becomes a curated space that etches itself into the memory of all visitors.
Lattice and Benches and Gates, Oh My! To take it a step further, outfit your cedar arbor with lattice and attached benches, or make it an arbor with gates, to add lateral personality to the design. Like a exterior foyer, arbors with benches or a fence section of the space. Guests can sit and take in the elements or converse about the hard work that has been put into design your personal landscape.
Flourishing Plant life: While many different kinds of plants can be trained to grow up a trellis, some of the most popular flower choices for arbors and trellises are snapdragon, trumpet vine, wisteria, morning glory, kiwi vine, and canary creeper. Although metal trellises are beautiful and ornate, they should be avoided with more tender plants – such as sweet peas, beans and morning glory – since they heat up with the sun and can actually stunt plant growth.
Nothing says magical and creative like an outdoor archway with budding vines or trellis blooming in spring. Create an exquisite invitation to your home that leaves a lasting impression by including any variation of an arbor or trellis to your outdoor space.