DIY Garden ~ A Simple Branch Arbor

When you are pruning tree branches or taking down a tree, don’t haul all those branches to be cut up for the fire pit or fireplace – reuse them in your garden! Last summer, several large branches needed to be trimmed and I used them to make a simple arbor over our back gate. Now, I know this arbor won’t last forever, but it will last long enough or me to decide just what I want there permanently. One note is to use green limbs as they will bend more easily. Pre-drill guide holes and attach to your fence with wood screws. Fast, easy and inexpensive – my idea of the perfect garden project!

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  • Branch Arbor this summer with moonflower & purple hyacinth vine covering it.
  • Fast growing annual vines ~ Moonflower & Purple Hyacinth Vines
  • Branch Arbor last summer as morning glory began to climb it.

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  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    Lorraine Edwards ~ here's my no-cost arbor!
  • Carol L
    Carol L Moores Hill, IN
    This is so awesome! Wish I had a gate. :)
  • Patsy Price
    Patsy Price Hartsville, SC
    @Mrs. Rosen, can you tell me where I can find these seeds. I had some a few years back but, somehow I misplaced them. I love them.
  • Rosi McCoy
    Rosi McCoy Wilmington, DE
    Gorgeous Barb!!! It looks like peace and serenity on earth.
  • Diana
    Diana Glenwood, IL
    Beautiful idea. Won't work for me, but I love the way it creates such a beautiful area.
Barb Rosen

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