Melinda's Garden Moment: Create an Inviting Garden Entrance


Welcomeyour guests, mark the way, or just add a bit of extra beauty to the entrance toyour garden.

A pair of containers filled with Mandevilla, petunias, and sweet potatovines flank the entrance to a colorful garden.

Arborshave long been used to mark an entrance or transition in a landscape. You can use an old gate as an arbor for atwist on the traditional approach.

Combinethe two for a colorful welcome from the containers on the ground to thestructure over head.

Usestone pillars to mark the beginning or end of a garden path.

Include landscape lighting to brighten your entryways at night. Low voltage and solar lights can be used toguide visitors to your front door or outdoor living space. Use homemade or purchased luminaires, candlesin mason jars and wine bottles, or votive candles in decorative glassware alongwalkways for parties and special events.

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