As the design for the planting around the new Arbor developed, I realized what a pleasant spot this would be to incorporate a "Sitting Deck" in the design. The late afternoon shade provides a cool and sometimes breezy location where we could relax at the end of the day!
The deck was constructed in the spring of 2007 and by June the planting began. Numerous shrubs and a few small trees were planted which will eventually surround the deck with shade. Several Roses were planted to the right of the Arbor and a white climbing Rose was planted to climb up over the Arbor on the left with Clematis on both sides.