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Thursday, March 20

step in through the garden gate

Welcome to All in the Detail... I am so glad you are here



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If you know anything about me… you know I am not a gardener (no green thumb here); I am not even a ‘plant friendly’ person. I have been known to kill a silk plant or two in my lifetime, but I am the first to step up and shout ‘BRAVO’ to those who can and to those who do meet the challenge! I envy them and their beautifully landscaped plants, yards and gardens.

I love to see manicured yards which requires so much time, patience and TLC. I run to take a seat in a tranquil, utopian garden and I will take my time relaxing and soaking up nature’s beauty.

Now, I don’t have a floral garden… my ‘garden’ consists of a courtyard with stepping stones, river rock, a water fountain, a fire pit, multi-level decking and an in-ground pool (i.e. there basically no landscaping maintenance) These features are not by choice but by pure necessity because trust me, I would kill anything alive. So why try, right?


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Now, if you do have a green thumb (or, like me, appreciate the beauty of it), nothing says “Please enter and enjoy my special utopia”  like a stylish garden gate at the entrance. I think that a beautiful gate complimenting a beautiful garden is the perfect marriage between architecture and landscaping.
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Suggestions for an Inviting Garden Gate
(Bet you are asking yourself right about now, who am I to give suggestions on gardening? Answer: Not gardening, just the gates!)

It's tough to get more romantic than a white arbor, a picket fence, and climbing roses. This combination is perfect for just about any informal landscape.
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A simple wire or iron gate, decorated with roses, can create an entrance that offers a clear barrier without obstructing the view.
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What could be more inviting than a flower-filled entrance to your landscape?
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Take advantage of old limbs to create a charming, rustic entrance.
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A pattern can come alive when repeated on the fence, the gate, and even the front door.
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A charming gate can add a touch of whimsy to a garden.
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It's natural to look inside a gate - especially if it's partially opened.
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An ordinary wooden gate can blend into the landscape. Make it pop by painting it a playful color. Create even more impact by repeating that color through your yard.
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Take full advantage of all the structures in your landscape to help enhance or create a theme.
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No matter what your style or your taste - whether simple or elaborate, a gate will add beauty, privacy, personality and interest.


Now, check out some amazing Artisan Ironwork pieces.
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Wouldn’t you love to step in through one of these Garden Gates?
Just imagine what is waiting for you on the other side!


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