Garden Structures forum: Before and After arbor swing

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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
May 10, 2016 8:27 AM CST
Here is the before of an old wrought iron swing. I wanted to have it sand-blasted and repainted,
but the cost was more than a new swing, and I'm just not physically up to the wire brush and
Rustoleum thing on something this large. My neighbor placed the cushion on it, but it was too
wide. I had already purchased one which had the same problem, so I returned it.
Thumb of 2016-05-10/Hemophobic/4c7710

Here it is as of Sat. with new paint on the arbor and a new swing, plus cushions and pillows in
place:
Thumb of 2016-05-10/Hemophobic/291583

I have replaced the black pot of daylilies beside it with a large blue ceramic planter containing a
Zepherine Drouhin (sp.) rose and a clematis Jackmanii, the thornless rose for its fragrance and
the clematis for contrast, both to climb over the arbor.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
May 12, 2016 6:28 PM CST
Angie, what a great spot for taking a break from gardening ! Lovey dubby
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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
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Hemophobic
May 13, 2016 5:05 AM CST
Sandy: I agree In fact, it's so comfy now, I find myself gravitating to it from the house to read
my "Birds and Blooms" mags! It gets afternoon shade, too. It's just large enough for me, at 5'3",
to put my feet up in the swing and prop one of those cushions behind my back.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
May 13, 2016 6:52 AM CST
That sounds perfect! Smiling
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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
May 13, 2016 7:02 AM CST
The only thing I need to add is a margarita!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
May 13, 2016 2:22 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
I'm surprised I didn't think to mention that !!
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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
May 13, 2016 2:25 PM CST
Hemophobic said:Here is the before of an old wrought iron swing. I wanted to have it sand-blasted and repainted,
but the cost was more than a new swing, and I'm just not physically up to the wire brush and
Rustoleum thing on something this large. My neighbor placed the cushion on it, but it was too
wide. I had already purchased one which had the same problem, so I returned it.
Thumb of 2016-05-10/Hemophobic/4c7710

Here it is as of Sat. with new paint on the arbor and a new swing, plus cushions and pillows in
place:
Thumb of 2016-05-10/Hemophobic/291583

I have replaced the black pot of daylilies beside it with a large blue ceramic planter containing a
Zepherine Drouhin (sp.) rose and a clematis Jackmanii, the thornless rose for its fragrance and
the clematis for contrast, both to climb over the arbor.


*Sigh*
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
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Hemophobic
May 16, 2016 7:30 AM CST
The blue pot at one end of the arbor containing Rosa `Zepherine Drouhin' (sp.) and clematis `Jackmanii':
Thumb of 2016-05-16/Hemophobic/8793c6

Both coming along nicely!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

OH (Zone 5a)
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Pandora
Jun 13, 2016 7:15 PM CST
What a beautiful swing. A great way to spend summer afternoons. What a difference the paint job, new swing and blue pot made. Good job ! Hurray!
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
Clematis Butterflies Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Seed Starter
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Hemophobic
Jun 19, 2016 4:37 PM CST
Thank you, Pandora. Sorry for the late acknowledgement, but we've been at the beach for a week.

I'll post a photo later of the current status of the rose and clem in the blue pot. They're coming along nicely!

:thankyou:
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

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