love rustic! louisejensen

Leave plenty of headroom under archways, arbors, and pergolas. 7 feet to be the minimum, and usually add at least another 18 inches. Width should allow structure to be outside of walking space.

I wish I could get my clematis to climb more. I must work on this in the upcoming season.

Shady arbor bench Imagine sipping your tea or wine in the dappled light of your own backyard arbor bench, your favorite vine overhead. Building a bench and arbor combo is in some ways less complicated than building a standalone bench. LINK to plans.

pergola along fence...This would sure help the privacy issue.

Traditional Landscape Pergola Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 4

Backyard Landscaping Secrets- good illustration of what I was trying to tell my hubby- we could have a table and a sitting area next to each other. Do we have enough room? Hmmmm

Backyard Landscaping Secrets

Use these six backyard landscaping secrets from garden designer Jon Carloftis to tackle -- and transform -- your yard.