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This custom built arbor not only showcases the detail in the wood work, but also puts on a show when the Carolina Yellow Jasmine is in bloom. A spectacular entrance to the perfect garden.
Photo of a traditional backyard mulch garden path in Atlanta. — Houzz

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kristinrenee129 wrote:
What is the vine on the arbor?
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No, the building material of arbor?
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The arbor looks like custom made out of wood, something that doesn't need sealing and still would have nice patina so not to affect the Carolina jessamine.
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Tampa Landscape Design wrote:
Carolina Yellow Jessamine kills honeybees - With all the pesticides, herbicides and fungicides killing the honeybees, add the hive beetles, mites and other diseases, we have to take especial care of our pollinators. Few landscape architects/designers have cross knowledge about plants. As a beekeeper and landscape designer (TampaLandscapeDesign.com), I can tell you this is the only plant whose nectar will kill honeybees in the hive. Would you join me in highlighting the danger and stop recommending it?
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Kris Litman-Koon
Forgive me for adding a bit of nuance to your concern. Yes, Carolina Jessamine is toxic to honeybees when too much is consumed (and it's definitely toxic to humans). However, the plant is native to the southeast U.S., and native pollinator bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies love it. The honeybee is not native to the Americas, and it has been shown that they do less pollinating than native pollinators. So, in my opinion, if someone is trying to raise honeybees, then this plant shouldn't be planted near the hive. Otherwise, the plant is actually beneficial to the native ecosystem.
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alkmoore wrote:
Where can I find an arbor like this? Love it.
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Outside Landscape Group
I believe this arbor was a custom build. :)
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kashred wrote:
What is the bright pink plant at the bottom?
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Outside Landscape Group
The pink plant at the bottom is a Azalea Kurume 'Hinodegiri'. Thank you for the comment!
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landscapeg wrote:
What's the name of the burgandy plant in the backgound?
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Outside Landscape Group
It is a Japanese Maple. I am uncertain of the variety but will look in to it for you. Bloodgood will have a burgundy color like that and are going have a more upright growth habit. Lace leaf Japanese Maples such as Crimson Queen will have the burgundy red color but their growth habit more of a weeping one.
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mwforbush wrote:
Does the arched design of the arbor have any structural issues? - Was the structure wobbly after installation? Does the vine contribute to the stucture? What did you do to make it last the ages?
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allieee3ebee wrote:
the proportion/shape is exquisite--can you share the approx. size/measurements?

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Debra Prinzing added this to Frame a Garden View for Intrigue and Abundance
Highlight nature. Peer through this vine-clad arbor and observe layer upon layer of shape, form, color and texture. Each plant is highlighted in sharp relief because of the way sunlight dances across its form.When you plan an island bed, lay out a perennial border or place a specimen tree, consider how the sun rises or sets in your landscape. Backlighting — nature's wonderful gift of illumination — can thoroughly change the mood of a garden view. Similarly, the light at dawn or dusk can magnify the intensity of a vignette, making it more alluring at that special moment when the daylight changes.
Falon Land Studio LLC added this to Great Design Plant: Gelsemium Sempervirens
Carolina jessamine makes a very handsome arbor vine, and it can grow vigorously if planted in ideal conditions. Think about how your vine will climb and grow, and select a site where it will have a sturdy, accessible support system. Like many vines, Carolina jessamine is an opportunist that may grab onto nearby structures. Survey your planting site and take note of nearby trees or other structures that the vine may want to climb on. This vine will naturally climb into nearby treetops if left unchecked. Prune the plant after it flowers every year to keep it tidy. With vines it is better to prune lightly every year instead of pruning heavily every other year. Train the vine to follow an arbor or a lattice by lightly securing the vine stems with gardener’s tape or strips of flexible fabric. If you use it as a ground cover, prune the perimeter of the plant’s spread to maintain a compact form and keep it away from other areas of the garden.Similar species and cultivars:Gelsemium rankanii (swamp jessamine); flowers in fall and spring, but without the fragranceGelsemium sempervirens ‘Plena’ is a cultivar with double petals.More: Browse plants native to more regions of the U.S.See more vine guides on Houzz
Kate McKee added this to Dream Spaces: A Secret Garden of Your Own
For a touch of whimsy and romance, use an archway trellis as the gateway to your garden and adorn it with creeping or trailing plants.Get inspired by more beautiful garden arches
Luisa Rollenhagen added this to 14 Gardens Straight Out of Fairy Tales
1. The Secret Garden. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved story about a neglected girl who discovers a beautiful hidden garden illustrates the power of hope, faith and the fantastical. Step through a hidden threshold into a sanctuary where the imagination is given free rein, as in this Atlanta garden. View more garden thresholds
Bryan Anthony added this to Houzz TV: 77 Gorgeous Garden Gates
61. This custom arbor gate built by Outside Landscape Group showcases the details in the woodwork and puts on a show when the Carolina jessamine is in bloom.

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Jennifer Golden added this to Things I like for the garden
for the passage to the backyard from teh front
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Love the feeling! Walking into a secret garden

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