Another of my old gates

chocolateis2b8(5OH)June 29, 2010

Years ago I found 4 old gates rusting away in my friends woods. He said he was going to haul them away with his next load of scrap. I of course told him over my dead body and he knows me well enough to know I meant it, lol. So now they lean against my house as vine holders.

I already showed a pic of the ones in back. Here is a pic of one of the ones up front. It holds a beautiful red clematis, which is done blooming, shame I didn't get a pic of it when it was. But now it still adds interest behind my hydraneas and hostas.

Don't look at the weeds, I'm purely organic and with 4 acres to weed, there are always some, lol.

Believe it or not, there is also another gate under the other window, it's just kind of hidden under a very happy honeysuckle and hydrangea at the moment. When the hydrangea is done blooming, I plan to cut it and the honeysuckle back a bit so the gate shows.

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aka_strawberrygoat(PNW-8)

is that the north facing side of your house?
the hostas and ferns are in heaven in that location~

very calming to look at..

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 9:29AM
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tbledsaw(5)

It's lovely, chocolateis2b8!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 10:53AM
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excessfroufrou(7)

Lucky you, to have so many wonderful gates. Your yard looks great and the gates are perfect trellises. I have one gate on my front wall with my house numbers on it. Thanks for the pix.
Frou

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 11:38AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

your garden looks beautiful. Love the hydrangea. I bet the clematis was pretty on the gate. good save!
Kathy

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 6:20PM
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shadyswing(z5)

Great gates, Chocolateis2b8! -such welcoming trellises for your vines. Thanks for showing. = : )

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 7:28PM
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Marlene Kindred

Haha! Weeds? What weeds? Your garden and your gates are lovely!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 7:29PM
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indylisa

I love the gates!! I have a couple myself with clematis..love your garden!!
Lisa

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 8:20PM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

That's very pretty and I have some serious zone envy too!

Few of those plants will grow here.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 8:48PM
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susiewantsroses(7b)

Old gates are so useful and you have a beautiful garden to put them in!!!!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 10:30PM
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nanatricia

Yep does look cool I love the flowers.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 10:34PM
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luna_llena_feliz

Gorgeous garden! I remember we had a gate just like that at my mother's old house. Although hers probably wasn't as wide as yours. It's amazing that something so utilitarian could look so pretty back then. I was just discussing that with an antique dealer the other day when I was looking at a gorgeous antique sewing machine cabinet. When they made something like that years ago, they made it pretty as well. The gates look great in your lovely garden!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2010 at 1:00AM
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sunnyca_gw

Great gate & wide, thought at 1st it was a bed. Lovely yard with all the flowers & everything so green!! Jan

    Bookmark   June 30, 2010 at 1:43AM
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seamommy(7bTX)

Beautiful yard and the gate looks so pretty there behind the hydrangeas. Cheryl

    Bookmark   June 30, 2010 at 11:44AM
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sprout_wi(z4 WI)

My friend had two gates, similar to the one shown. She had her husband make us each a garden bench - similar to the kind made from bed frames, and using the gate as the 'back' of the bench. Perfect trellis for morning glories. I love old gates and grates.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 1:23PM
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jeannespines

Love old gates about as much as old barn doors! Great save on these gates, chocolate! They sure make super trellis' for your gardens! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 10:36PM
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