Friday, April 22, 2011

To Pergola Or Not To Pergola

It depends on who you ask!

There it is, to your right, just about where that pile of dirt sits, measuring eight feet wide by fourteen feet long, and perpendicular to the existing deck in the foreground.

Frank is concerned that it will look like a blimp hanger in the middle of the earth.

I don't know what a blimp hanger in the middle of the earth looks like, but I know it doesn't look like a pergola.

I can't paint the picture adequately.  He's not getting it.

Add the other two obelisks, plant a small tree between the obelisks, and you create your "wall" around the deck.

Step down two steps (it is a two-tiered deck) and walk across to the pergola, covered in grapevines and climbing hydrangeas.   A wall of flowering shrubs will create a "wall" behind the deck, towards the woods, and you'll have a floor of pavers with plenty of room for two large tables and chairs, container gardens, chimes hanging from above, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

A live living room.  With all the amenities.  So what's the problem?

I'm still working on it but this may be a bigger challenge than I thought.

As for the "furniture" in the foreground, that's just a leftover shelf from something on top of two milk crates.  It's where I sit and drink my coffee every morning.

So much to do... the furniture is the least of my worries.

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