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Need ideas for my garden

Posted by garden_frog Z6 Western NY (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 12, 09 at 15:11

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!


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RE: Need ideas for my garden

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.

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