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The arbor is stained a traditional color for this formal space which keeps the garden sophisticated and tailored while accentuating the other shades of green in the plants. This color looks black, but is actually considered "Charleston Green." Here's a little info I found on the color, " http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/decorating/classic-paint-colors-00417000077685/page5.html"
Crushed rock. Unlike pea gravel, which has been tumbled to produce rounded edges, crushed rock typically features more jagged edges. These edges can be an advantage for helping the gravel compact and lock in place, reducing traveling and rolling underfoot. The gravel still crunches, but less so. Sizes typically range from one-eighth to three-eighths inch or larger, and it comes in many colors — including off-white, slate gray, reddish brown, tan and buff.
Cost: Crushed rock is sold by the bag fo - cdgm