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Wisteria on Atherton fort rustic landscape
 

Wisteria on Atherton fort

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debeck wrote:
what is growing on the treehouse ?
   Comment   February 26, 2012
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kryss1
i looove this
July 18, 2013 at 4:02pm   
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anaid
BUT THE BUGS! Wisteria attracts so many insects (had to take it outs from our pergola) Sorry. I love this in theory only.
March 2, 2014 at 4:14am   
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axtell21 wrote:
Tree trunk rot - How long do you think the tree trunk will last before it succumbs to rot? I have a huge tree tree that is coming down this coming summer (too close to house) and thought about doing something similar to this.
   Comment   March 9, 2014
wolfgirl wrote:
Is this a wisteria? Is it attached to something?
   Comment   December 24, 2013
janmann wrote:
Garden treehouse - Would you please provide details about the wisteria treehouse? I live in Sunset, SC and have a massive dead pine I need to remove. This appears to be a perfect solution!
   Comment   March 4, 2012

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Sheila Schmitz added this to Spring Planting: Wonderful Wisteria
In Atherton, CA, wisteria fringes a backyard fort atop on old tree stump.
Amy Renea added this to Creating Nests: Cozy Outdoor Rooms
With beautiful purple wisteria blooms dripping down around the structure of this nest built onto an old stump, the views from all sides are framed perfectly. The plantings give the tree house a veil of protection, while the open windows offer vistas. How will you create a nest today? Will you trim a few branches in spring to create a frame? Will you drag a comfy extra mattress out on your rooftop balcony next summer? Perhaps you will be inspired to break out the hammer and nails and build yourself your very own tree house complete with wisteria vines, a tiny door and a zip line — or maybe you will just close your eyes and dream of pirates and a family named Robinson.More: How to Create a Nest at HomeCreating Nests in Unexpected PlacesStaying Cozy Outdoors
Lawrence Karol added this to 9 Incredible Treehouses
This beauty looks almost like a work of art. The caption attached to the photo by landscape designer Karen Aitken pretty much says it all: "Wisteria on Atherton fort."Browse photos of treehousesShow us your treehouse: Do you have a treehouse, or did you as a kid? Please add your photo — current or vintage — and tell us about it.More:Amazing 'James Bond' Treehouse in Athens14 Picture-Perfect PlayhousesSecret Forts Indoors
This floral fort wins the Best Use of an Old Tree Stump award. While I wouldn't recommend this wisteria-draped getaway for anyone allergic to any kind of stings, it could be a great place in which to perform scenes from Romeo and Juliet or Cyrano de Bergerac.

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Techo sobre techo
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Wisteria
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Gorgeous, mystical, enchantinf
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Casa de Arbol!!!!!
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April 13, 2014
Love the tree house
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April 13, 2014
Cool idea for tree stump
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April 13, 2014
play fort
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April 13, 2014
growth on tree house
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April 13, 2014
Need idea for a stump
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April 11, 2014
Cute!
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Flower tree
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April 9, 2014
tree house for kids
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April 7, 2014
Great idea for a dead tree
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German flower boxes on greenhouse
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Wisteria
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Wysteria
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April 6, 2014
Fort built on top of an old stump
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April 5, 2014
Just like it
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April 4, 2014
Use of tree trunks
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April 4, 2014
neat treehouse
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April 3, 2014
Good support for Wisteria, Trumpet Vine, etc
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March 31, 2014
Just a nice treehouse
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March 31, 2014
Great Wisteria
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March 30, 2014
Love the idea of putting wisteria on a treehouse
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March 30, 2014
Back yard porch tree answer
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March 29, 2014
Wisteria on tree house
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March 29, 2014
Would love this!!
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March 27, 2014
The prettiest treehouse I wish I still had my princess dress
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March 26, 2014
tree house vine support
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March 26, 2014
Wisteria covered tree house
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March 26, 2014
wisteria!... and a playhouse to boot!
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March 25, 2014
Show Bonnie
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March 24, 2014
I like how "natural" this feels, closer to nature, not a duplication of a real house. Vines would be very impractical in our installation, but I like none the less.
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March 24, 2014
I like how this "feels"... a tree house should feel closer to nature, not a miniture version of a real house
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March 23, 2014
Wisteria tree house
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idea
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Nini's treehouse
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Wisteria!!
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Tree
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March 18, 2014
Giant tree stump used as floor for tree house, wisteria planted beside it
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fort/ tree house for grown-ups
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How to use a tree trunk
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Fantastic.
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Tree house
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wisteria
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March 4, 2014
What a tree house!
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Gamta
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wisteria lookout
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Idea for tree stump
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Dreamy treehouse
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if we cut down to elm tree
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March 1, 2014
great idear
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February 28, 2014
Backyard tree house with wisteria
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Idea for my existing wisteria
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February 26, 2014
lilac treehouse...awesome!
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February 26, 2014
WISTERIA on a Tree house?!?!? Perfect
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February 26, 2014
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February 26, 2014
Old tree stump
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left over tee
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Treehouse
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February 23, 2014
How cool is this , if your 6 or 60
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February 23, 2014
Awesome treehouse.
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February 23, 2014
love the wisteria tree
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February 22, 2014
The storybook quality of the space.
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February 22, 2014
Old tree stump becomes showcase for wisteria flowers.
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February 22, 2014
Mom would love this
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Love wisteria!
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wisteria stump...
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Ca
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Reuse old tree trunk?
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treehouse spot
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Wisteria treehouse
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February 9, 2014
tree fort using dead trunk
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February 7, 2014
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Wisteria
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Tree houses and tree stump topiary house
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January 30, 2014
best treehouse idea
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January 30, 2014
Love the blooms
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January 28, 2014
keep dreaming
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January 27, 2014
With beautiful purple wisteria blooms dripping down --anywhere looks good
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January 27, 2014
front yard-dead trees
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January 26, 2014
things with stumps
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Grand kids
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wisteria
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January 24, 2014
Super cool
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wisteria vine!
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wisteria
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January 23, 2014
I could have this on the big tree.
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Love this tree house and wisteria
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WOW!
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Tree house
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everything about this
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January 21, 2014
now thats a treehouse
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January 19, 2014
Wow this is gorgeous - I want to plan one of these trees in the back!!!
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January 18, 2014
so cute... could be fun either out back OR in the front yard by the front parking spot
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cool!
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perhaps on stump of old black walnut that is too close to the house?
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Wisteria Cover
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Dream treehouse
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Now that's beautiful
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wisteria on tree fort
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Amazing tree house
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Background cover
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Nice tree island
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Blue wisteria
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Tree
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January 8, 2014
for Elaine
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January 8, 2014
This is fantastic
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January 8, 2014
its a dream...
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January 8, 2014
Large tree stump with vines for privacy on deck
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January 6, 2014
This is the neatest tree house!
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January 5, 2014
can i transform the playhouse into this????
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January 4, 2014
half chopped tree + tree house
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treehouse
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Wow! Wonderful use of a large tree stump.
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January 2, 2014
beautiful flowers
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Wisteria treehouse
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January 1, 2014
Great idea for an old stump
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tree fort covered in flowers
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Flowers
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Elegant & Beautiful!
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December 25, 2013
Whisterias
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December 23, 2013
wonderful wisteria - tree house
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December 23, 2013
Could we build a trellis over the cars that has a vine or something that would drape over the side to shield the view of the cars? Would it also help mask the fact that we could build a roof over the cars, so the trellis looks more like a green roof?
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December 22, 2013
Wisteria, unusual use of old tree trunk
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December 22, 2013
Mira!
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December 22, 2013
Train wisteria onto tree house if we use the tree next to the house??
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December 20, 2013
cool
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December 20, 2013
Purple stuff.
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Vistarie
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December 14, 2013
can create a tree house on a large tree stump by growing a flowering creeper
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Donna's tree house
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December 12, 2013
WISTERIA! Use on our flower boxes!
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December 11, 2013
Great way to use a tree trunk instead of cutting it totally down.
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December 10, 2013
if leave tree stump, could do this.
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