Gamble Garden Spring Tour 2014: Melville craftsman-landscape
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Gamble Garden Spring Tour 2014: Melville Craftsman Landscape, San Francisco

Photo: Hoi Ning Wong © 2014 Houzz
Design: Sarah Warto, Boxleaf Design
Inspiration for a craftsman landscaping in San Francisco. — Houzz

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islera wrote:
Love the climber, would you share the name? - I love the climbing rose on the moongate. Could you please tell me which rose it is and whether it is continously flowering throughout the season or just once-blooming? Thank you very much in advance.
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What are the tall plants at the center back of the photo?
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Thanks for sharing!

rose123kathryn wrote:
love the moon gate. where did you buy it?
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The moon gate trellis is called the Gracie Modern Arbor. We make it in our Los
Angeles studio along with many other sculptural trellises!
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Etta McFadden

The moon gate. Well you are going to find this one a bit hard to believe depending on where you live. I am in rural southern Manitoba Canada. Horse and Cattle bale feeders are the order of the day here to keep livestock from breaking down the large circular bales and wasting a lot of feed in the process. Having said that there are a lot of people that are not all that good at aiming those bales they are dropping into those feeders. They often get sections bent down or broken by the bales when that 600-1000 pound bale is dropped in to say nothing of the people that bring the tractor spikes too low and cause same sort of damage. If they are relatively new they are fixed by welding broken bent and repeatedly re-welded sections. They 'cost' in mid level farm 'tool' replacement. But you can check out farm catalogues or if you have farmers with livestock, check them out. Many are willing to get rid of the circular feeders that are a bit beaten up but still quite sturdy. They are made of heavy duty steel. I found cross bars easy to 'knock' off or place in the holes I dug so they didn't interfere with my 'look'.

I have (at the moment) 2 moon gates that I 'borrowed' from the 'used only when really needed pile' equipment area. Both were missing large chunks of the top ring. The spokes sticking up from the second ring make them a Hazzard to use for risk of livestock injuries. They have always been 'going to be repaired' but it has never quite happened.

Tipped on end they will roll into yard like a tire. I dug a relatively easy dig hole with regular round end shovel. Rolled them in so they have that moon gate look. Back filled the hole. Rustoleumed them for a bit of the color I wanted. And put a walkway through with vines on each side. Bends in them cover quickly with vines. My dad had the initial 'I was going to get that fixed' attitude but after three winters and a few replacements I doubted it was going to happen soon.

Farmers may sell them used I also haven't checked out new prices. The cross rods make ideal vine trellis and in one I hung a rope basket swing I got from Canadian Tire for 19.99. I've got my eye on a couple more for use by next year.

BTW you do need a half ton if you want to take them any distance other than my equipment area 'roll' method. They will roll in the back without a lot of difficulty but dont kid yourself they have 'weight' to them. Check used ones to make sue what you are getting is structurally not heavily rusted.

They now also come in two and three bale sizes and personally that is far larger than I would want to deal with. Don't know how prices compare with site noted you would have to check out options. What I did was a good diy for me to glam up my yard and I had easy access.

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momeliz wrote:
The the trellis walking into the garden is awesome!on the - Please tell me who makes that structure?
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Boxleaf Design, Inc.
It is called The Gracie Modern Arbor by Terra Trellis
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Annie Thornton added this to 5 Gardens to Inspire Your Outdoor Rooms
A rose-covered moon gate opens up to the final side of the yard. Inside, a cutting garden surrounds a raised herb bed. This portion of the garden abuts the street, so Warto planted cherry laurel (Prunus caroliana ‘Bright and Tight’) for privacy.See more photos of this landscape
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Multiple concentric metal rings in this garden support a cool canopy of climbing plants and give a sense of expectation for visitors.A subtle and artful feature of ancient moon gates connecting contrasting “worlds” is that the design allowed only one person to step through at a time, according to Maggie Keswick, author of The Chinese Garden: History, Art and Architecture. By crossing alone from one space to another, it’s said that the experience becomes more intimate and significant.

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