Need ideas for my garden

garden_frog(Z6 Western NY)February 12, 2009

Hi folks, I'm not a poster on your forum as I'm not actually in Hawaii, but I'm hoping you can help!

I'm actually in NY but I'm in the process of designing a Polynesian themed garden. I'm planning to use several of the carved tiki statues and maybe some lanterns. Also, if I can find it, I may use some items with sea turtles.

I need help though with a design for an arbor. I want something with a Polynesian look and feel that might even tie together the other elements.

Here's where I want the arbor to go (where it says HERE in the picture) I'll be planting tropical looking plants in that bed...(excuse the dreary picture, it's a chilly, dreary winter day here)...

Do any of you have ideas on how I could make something with the look and feel I'm looking for or better yet pictures of arbors from your garden that fit that design?

1 more thing, I can not do a thatched roof of any kind because we get pretty severe winds where I'm located!

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer!



Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hi Tara, you seldom ever see a thatched roof here in Hawaii either, (incredibly flammable.) A more authentic island roof material is corrugated tin, usually a hipped roof. If you have a source for bamboo stalks, that can be a good tropical look.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2009 at 6:36AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Help ID small tree/bush
It's about 6'tall, 6' wide.
Wetland taro in a bucket
Does anyone have experience growing wetland taro in...
Vanda Orchid
Last week I was at the Bazaar at Waipahu United Church...
Tree Collards
I understand there is a tree collard that never goes...
Geiger tree
Hi there, I recently came across a small geiger tree...
Sponsored Products
Modern Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Oriental Weavers Rugs Grace Teslin Brown 7 ft.
Home Depot
2 Inch Tesla LED Open Round Trim by WAC Lighting
$144.00 | Lumens
Round Green Brown Onyx Stone Vessel with Tapered Rim
Belham Living Barcelona 84 x 42 in. Mosaic Patio Dining Table - ALH1390
Design Toscano Stinky the Striped Skunk Statue - QL57091
$38.90 | Hayneedle
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Safavieh Rugs Courtyard Red/Natural 2 ft. 3 in. x 10
$64.78 | Home Depot
Design Toscano The Gothic Gargoyle Sculpture - Whisper - CL3693
$43.90 | Hayneedle
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Safavieh Rugs Courtyard Black/Bone 6 ft. 7
Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™