Two weekends ago, I found a large wine rack and a nice wine fridge at a yard sale. My father wanted both. He and my mother came down Saturday afternoon to pick the items up at the yard sale. There were many signs that you entered at the side of the house. The yard sale was not in the yard but inside the house since they were moving. To get the wine fridge out of the kitchen we went out their back door. That’s when my mother noticed that the arbor was for sale. I had only noticed the “Enter at the side” sign and not the price tag. So, I bought it for only $65! Such a steal!
The house was about two miles from our home so my father was adamant that this was a good idea.
This past weekend, The Mister and I placed it at the end of the sidewalk and finally leveled it. The Mister used two bags of top soil and a bag of compost. Then, I pulled up the grass between the arbor and the sidewalk (a chore that I underestimated) and planted three small pots of ivy on each side.
The Mister tied the ivy along the arbor in hopes of “training” it.
Now, I’m looking for plants for the sides. Bates has 33% off of all plants for another week. I’m gonna have to make a run.