I decided on Clematis because once established, the plant will provide a profusion of color and decent bloom time. I like the wooden arbors, which fit the forest aspect of our yard nicely. Shawn Carr likes the idea of metal because his trade is metal fabrication. Shawn O'Kelly and the girls prefer vinyl. Whichever material we choose, it will be a fabulous addition to our yard.
I love the idea of a garden arbor. It will make a transition from one area of the property to another. The house sits on the front corner of the lot. I want to keep the front section of the yard very separate from the back. There is a beautiful, decorative picket fence that divides the front and back yards. The addition of a similarly beautiful arbor, draped in a stunning clematis, will created the division I desire. I love the idea of passing under an arbor into an inviting new landscape, where relaxation is the order of the day.