The Arbor

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Project by Harold and Pam posted 08-02-2010 10:07 PM 2696 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a year since I built the fence and since it hasn’t fallen over (yet) I felt it was time to move on to the next phase. Da little women has always planned for an arbor, so time to get started.

A well established Bougainvillea (AKA – Pole N Kill Ya”) has been transplanted. You can see a white/orange pipe at the ground level. This is a 3 – 4 foot piece of PVC whick I drilled many holes into for watering. This has worked well over the years to water and establish new plantings. I simply connect it to a garden hose and turn the water on slow to allow it to trickle in.

Pam has had this plant for about 10 years. So…. the transplant was a tad of a shock to it’s system. Two weeks after its’ tranplant, It has dropped all of its’ leaves (as expected.) Nnow the questions is, will it take hold and come back. Lord willing, I’ll update these photos next year. At that time you will see a thriving Boougainvillea or something entirely different.

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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hardiness zone 10b

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 08-03-2010 06:49 AM

congrats to the Ms for getting the arbor and to the other half for making it happen!

Crossing my fingers for the plant!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 08-03-2010 08:50 AM

Looks great! Here’s hoping the bougainvillea ‘takes’ and covers the arbor with beautiful blooms. I will come and check it out when I arrive in Florida this coming winter. :)

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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hardiness zone 11

posted 08-03-2010 09:16 AM

I am sure your bougainvillea will root nicely and will decorate your arbor lavishly. What color is it?


-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Harold and Pam

255 posts in 2950 days
hardiness zone 10b

posted 08-04-2010 01:37 PM

Iris – Pam and I look forward to return to Florida.

Sharad – the blooms are pink.

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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posted 08-05-2010 08:35 PM

I hope your bougainvillea survives the moves and thrives on your beautiful arbor. Nice work!

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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hardiness zone 6b

posted 08-06-2010 11:47 AM

I love the way you encorporated the arbor into the fence like that.

-- If you always do what you always did, then you will always get what you always got!...Lanoka Harbor, NJ 6b

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 08-08-2010 09:38 AM

I sure hope your plant makes it ok.It will look awesome there.I like the way you put the arbor over the gate.

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

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hardiness zone 8

posted 08-19-2010 06:25 AM

I hope your transplant of the bougainvillea is as succesful as your arbor; careful of too much nitrogen in any fertilizer you use (sorry if I’m teaching grandma to suck eggs).

-- Peonies,

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hardiness zone 5

posted 08-19-2010 05:28 PM

I hope it takes. That will make an absolutely lovely entrance!

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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