This time of year is great for the start of sales and discounts on plants and garden supplies. I always keep my eye out for a deal when I'm out now. The home improvement stores are clearing out all the summer merchandise and there are some great deals to be had. I've also noticed two of the nurseries I frequent have started clubs that give the members extra percentages off plants year round, and one even lets you accrue points for additional discounts throughout the year. Neither of them required any joining fees or send annoying junk emails. This is definitely something to look into where you live, you never know what you could be missing.
Anyway, I've always wanted some type of arbor in my garden, but didn't want to spend a lot of money on one. Besides that, I didn't know where I would put one. Once the railings on the deck came down I knew the perfect spot, right at the beginning of the pathway. I came across this simple arbor and found it on sale for $35, a deal too good to pass up.
I love how it welcomes you down the path. I set the posts in quick drying cement (which we already had) so it won't blow over in one of our many fall or winter windstorms. I went to a nursery that has given me a discount and bought a Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchard' to grow on it. It cost about $6.00!
It was a little shady when I took this picture, but you can see how it frames the pond.
So, for not much money I was able to get something for the garden that I've always wanted. I'm still on the lookout for some nice big planters for my deck and hopefully I'll find some great deals on those before the stores are fully stocked with Halloween decorations, which I've already started seeing.
Hi Catherine, I love your arbor and the Clematis will be nice there. As you say, it frames the pond and draws your eye there. That was a real bargain - don't you love it when you patiently WAIT for something you really want and you do get such a great deal? I hope you are enjoying this Sat.ReplyDelete
A really good deal for sure. I like that arbor so much! A great spot to put it. I know I'll be looking for sales but want to restrain myself from buying more plants. I still don't have all the ones I already bought planted-but getting closer.ReplyDelete
Beautiful Catherine! So, do you mind posting where you found it? We have been looking for an arbor, too.ReplyDelete
I love how it frames your pond. It will be gorgeous next year when your Clematis is in bloom.
Yes, great bargain! And it looks big and sturdy, too! A local nursery was running a special today...$50 to fill up an entire cart (annuals AND perennials)..I was way tempted but going on vacation soon...oh well, there'll be other sales! Ya done good!!ReplyDelete
Wonderful spot for an arbor Catherine and I chuckled when you said you bought another clematis for it! I already associate you with that vine even though you have so many other beautiful plants too. :-)ReplyDelete
Love the 'Tiki torch' echinacea in the previous post too. That is quite a show stopper. I have 'sunset' but it's not quite as vivid. I bet it will overwinter just fine. Your butterfly garden is filling in nicely. Congrats on the sale finds ~ I hope I run into some deals like that too (although, like Tina, I'm going to try and restrain myself on plant purchases!)
great deal! I too hunt the discounts this time of year. I just picked up 50 perennial plants for $38!!! Heuchera, trycertis, hydreangea, astilbe, solomons seal, rodgersia, unbmrella plant, clematis, etc....ReplyDelete
That's a lovely arch, and your clematis will look wonderful growing up and over it. I love the view of the stone path through the arch.ReplyDelete
What a lovely arch, and a perfect place to put it. Look forward to pictures of the clematis growing over it!ReplyDelete
That is a nice buy and it does look good. It will look even better when the vine is covering it with blooms.ReplyDelete
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I like how the new arbor turns the areas it links into a sort of 'enfilade' of garden rooms. Draws the eye to the pond, yes.ReplyDelete
It looks GREAT there, and what a deal at $35! People would pay $135 for an arbor like that!ReplyDelete
One of our local nurseries and flower shops was having a 50% off all outdoor plants sale this weekend. It took a lot of restraint to not buy everything there!! I ended up with just two veronica, two pineapple sage, two daylilies, and one shrimp plant just for fun - for $29!
Hope you and your family have a great weekend!
Nice find! It will look great with the clematis climbing up all over it!ReplyDelete
What a great deal! I can just imagine what this will look like next summer. -JackieReplyDelete
Very nice! What great deals!ReplyDelete
Brilliant! I agree it does welcome you and entices you along your path.ReplyDelete
And it will frame the pond perfectly- you have a good eye,Catherine.
It is wonderful when serendipity strikes ;-)
Wow,super deals !!ReplyDelete
I gotta get out there and look !
I have been watching for the end of the season sales myself. Believe it or not, I want one of those type of arbors and have been eyeballing them here recently. Looks really good where you've placed it.ReplyDelete
That'll look great in a few years. I wold like to have an arbor like that myself. And I know exactly where to put it, just have to find it first. I do the same thing, try to bye o the sale and save a lot of money, makes me happy =) I must say that those trees you've got there... wow! They are real big! Have a great sunday /gittanReplyDelete
What a find! I love it and it does frame your pond perfectly! Can't wait to see it with the clematis growing over it!ReplyDelete
I would love to find the same bargain! Like you, I watch this time of year for deals. Ditto Renee's question.ReplyDelete
Sounds like there are some great deals out there. It is hard to resist, and I also have plants to get in the ground still. Still, sometimes a deal is to good to pass up.ReplyDelete
Renee and Anartistsgarden - I actually found the arbor at Fred Meyer, which is a chain store here that sells a little of everything and often has some good deals on plants and garden supplies.
There's just nothing better than an arbor to welcome you down the path. Finding it on sale is even better. :) You've gotten me to wonder if I could find one on sale too.ReplyDelete
Yay, Catherine!! You go girl! I love your arbor and your placement is genius and your clem. will look fab. Also, nice shot of your deck without the railing. I'm sure you get tired of hearing this [LOL] but your garden is about four points above fabulous. Don't you love this time of year when all the plants are so billowy and lush? It looks like you've got spots of shade thanks to what I assume is our ubiquitous Doug Firs. With this heat I'm sure you're glad they're there. Love your containers placed around the garden. This adds such a nice touch.ReplyDelete
I'm on the lookout too. I found a cool beveled medium sized clay pot for $7.49 at Bi Mart and would you believe two great containers at Winco? [Grocery store.] Yep. The bargains are there for the taking and it sure is fun to look.
Hi Catherine, your garden looks terrific at this time of year and I can imagine the arbour with the Clematis covering it. It will make a lovely 'frame' for the view along the path.ReplyDelete
Great placement for your arbor. Really looks like it fits the spot perfectly. I'm so jealous of your "deals"!. Nice job!ReplyDelete
You got an incredible deal on the arbor, good work!ReplyDelete
I do love a bargain; that way we can buy more plants. At this point, being here more than 20 years, I have to cram in plants as my yard is quite full.
Your path is lovely.
It looks wonderful! With our large amount of snowfall, I don't think one would work for me here without falling over. haReplyDelete
So pretty and such a great deal - makes it even prettier, doesn't it? I was out shopping for a wedding gift this weekend and ending up getting something for my garden too - a tiered a planter. It was too good of a deal to resist too. I did notice that one of our large drugstore chains in Canada (London Drugs) had all of their planters at 50% off this weekend. There are deals *everywhere*!ReplyDelete
I've had my eye on some wrought-iron trellises and a bench a Lowe's for a while, but they are a bit pricey! So I'll keep lurking and see if a sale comes up . . . but these garden structures are a good long term investment, right? Glad you found a good deal on an arch.ReplyDelete
Great deal on that arbor! I certainly would have snapped it up at that price. I have Comtesse de Bouchard -- she is a lovely clematis!! Looks like a climbing rose and will look very nice on this arbor.ReplyDelete
Good for you! That's something I've always wanted for a bargain too, and I would have paid $50! :)ReplyDelete
I just love your garden! Glad you found what you've been looking for to set off your garden path!ReplyDelete
I love your arbor! I got mine at a garage sale, but it didn't have the parts to put it together, so my husband went out and bought some. I wasn't going to put it where he did, but I ended up leaving it there.ReplyDelete
I like the way yours has bars in the middle so the plants can grab on and grow all the way up. Good deal on the clematis, too. I'm viewing blogs enlarged and having fun seeing the details. Your garden is awesome! I love the larkspur and everything else!