After consulting with Al Falzone, owner of The Potting Shed in Fletcher and landscape supervisor Sam Karahalis, Badders decided to dress up the entrance.
and Karahalis designed a 31-foot-long trellis with a pitched "roof" to match the gable of the house.
"Arbors also act as a bridge to another area in the garden," said Falzone
.For example, a traditional rose arbor with latticework sides can welcome guests from the side yard into the rear garden.Or a rustic bentwood arbor can mark the beginning of a trail or entrance to a rock garden.
"The key points to think about are defining your purpose and deciding what you are trying to accomplish," Falzone
said of choosing an arbor design.
"I've copied designs from the Smith McDowell House in Asheville
to hide an ugly cut in a mountain for a Town Mountain homeowner," said Falzone