Asked on May 22, 2019

How to plant flowers over an arbor?

Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CASimple Decorating TipsKaren Brunck

Answered

We live in a townhome,&the floor is all cement. I also have an Arbor my husband & I were married under.we have stairs that go up 2our patio,&at the top of the stairs is the Arbor.My question is,since my patio is all cement, what can I plant on either side of the Arbor that will grow fast,be in full sun, have beautiful smelling & colored flowers. On the patio it looks as if all around the edges it was filled in with cement. I know there was dirt there,but how can that cement be taken out w/not much noise. We live in a place that has an H.O.A. PLEASE HELP ME W/THE ARBOR? I'D BE SO TRULY APPRECIATE ANY HELP U CAN GIVE ME. VERY SINCERELY, Starr Holloway 🌹🌻

3 answers
  • Karen Brunck
    on May 22, 2019

    Hi Starr. If your HOA permits, add a nice planter on either side of the arbor. Passion flower and Mandevilla vines will do what you ask. Jasmine and honeysuckle are also good options but will require pruning. Are you trying to bust out the concrete on the sly? Be careful, HOA's and neighbors can get extra vicious if you don't follow the rules for which you signed on. 😊

    • Starr Holloway
      on May 23, 2019

      Thank u Karen. With our back patio we're allowed to do anything that we wish. I just need my husband to take out the cement that filled in what was there,dirt. I love gardening, so pruning and anything else is ok. I'm a housewife so I have time. I was thinking 2 about Honeysuckle,cause it smells good & looks pretty. Thank you so kindly for your answer. Sincerely, Starr Holloway🌻🌿

  • Simple Decorating Tips
    on May 22, 2019

    You could always do pots on each side of the arbor with annual vines, like Morning Glory Vine. They grow quickly and look great!

    • Starr Holloway
      on May 23, 2019

      Morning Glorys are a great idea 2! I've had so many all sun,quick climbing vines that I've been thinking about. I just want something that can take full sun (I live in Calif) so the sun is hot!I also want something that smells wonderful. That's a wonderful idea too. I appreciate so much that everyone is so nice to help me make the correct choice. Thank You Very Much! Starr Holloway

  • Get attractive containers and place on each side of the arbor. Then plant your desired vines. Moonflowers and sweet potato vine also grow quickly. Guarantee the HOA will not allow concrete removal. Besides there is no quiet way to remove concrete. Construction is dirty, messy and noisy, no way around that. Go the pot route, easy simple and will look beautiful in no time flat.

    • Starr Holloway
      on May 23, 2019

      Hi Naomie! I never thought of moon flowers. Great idea! Even tho we have an H.O.A.,they said we can do whatever we wish 2 our backyard enclosed patio. Also, my husband knows of a way 2get cement out pretty quietly. The Arbor is the one we got married under years ago, so I want it 2b special. THANK'S 4the great idea. Sincerely,Starr Holloway

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