Added by on 2016-07-21

Hey there everybody, how’s it going? It’s Dan from http://www.plantabundance.com. Today I just wanted to share with you guys how I went about putting together this garden arbor with an entry gate to the main part of the garden. Here we’ve got some ‘Wisteria Sinensis’ otherwise known as ‘Prolific’. This is an abundant flowering shrub/vine. It re-flourishes in the months of June and July. And will usually start blooming in the second year, which is what’s happened here. We’ve had them in the ground for two years and these are the first blossoms we’ve had. Moving right along, you can see we got some of this ‘Opo Squash’ or ‘Bottle Gourd’ hanging down from the trellis. Now this is a really cool vegetable. It’s got a nice refreshing mild taste. You harvest them when there about ten to twelve inches long for eating. People will actually use them once there dried out to make things like water bottles bird houses and all kinds of stuff. We got some dried pole beans and a tree collard that’s leaning against the arbor. You can see where it’s poked through and created a little dense cluster and a couple birds have made a nest. Now these ‘Purple Tree collards’ are a perennial brassica from the cabbage family. They’re rich in fiber, calcium and contain no oxalic acid so you can eat as many as you want. You can see the structure of the tree collard coming up. It’s a really dense and strong structure that’s doing a good job helping to hold the arbor in place. The construction for this project was very simple and low cost. All That I ended up using was (4) 5′ t-posts which I then connected to the sixteen foot piece of cattle panel using just a little […]

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7 Comments

  • Emma Winfield 1 year ago

    hi you … tbstn'l

  • Castle of Costa Mesa 1 year ago

    What a joy ! Thank you! I will build one in my front yard this week!

  • Soudiam Loganitis 1 year ago

    Found your channel by chance. Subscribed immediately. Great videos!

  • MegaDonzee 1 year ago

    Wonderful, just what I am looking to build. loved the vegies growing on it!!!

  • Tina Knutsen 1 year ago

    Very nice garden and arbor. I have been looking for something to build for the Wisteria  (Amethyst Falls) tree vine that I just purchased from a local nursery. About how much did it cost you for supplies?

  • Michele Reisinger 1 year ago

    Dan, I am trying to do an arbor like this for bottle gourds. Do you have anything across the top so it does not sag? I have the 6 ft metal fence posts with the cattle wire, but it seems like it will sag…Nice garden!

  • Michele Lavender 1 year ago

    hello dan,thankyou for posting this,lovely,gardens are such a joy from athens in greece.