Friday, April 9, 2010

New Garden Gate!

I've always wanted to build a rustic gate (if you've been reading this blog for a while you'll know I like to build things with sticks and string). In this case, I cheated and used screws, but the sticks are, indeed, very stick-like!
Pretty rustic, eh? This is looking at the gate from inside the vegetable garden. The greenery you see in the background is two different bamboo groves, one on each side of the pond. The closer, paler stand is black bamboo and the darker green stuff in the back to the right is golden bamboo. The sticks are mostly from the recent orchard prunathon, though there are a few bits of maple that I snipped off the side of the grand old maple we'll be taking out a little farther up the hill.

What's next?  I'm thinking arbours, pergolas, a bean tee-pee - and maybe a bridge or two. Furniture? A cozy swing? A luxury duck condominium complex? The possibilities are endless... and to think, all I need are sticks and screws!


  1. Hello Nikki! I love your gates, they are beautiful and so full of character. I love whimsical garden art - as you have created with your gates. The ducks are lovely too. You have created a lovely environment and express it in your website here. I am glad that you are still blogging and keeping us all up to date. Cheerio for now. Michelle from "Mich's West Coast Journal".