Sometimes my projects are just nice to look at, and this is one of them. I recently installed a wisteria vine trellis for ones of my Asheville clients who loves to garden.
We started with this inspiration photo, which I believe she took in the Montford neighborhood:
Then I dropped by her house and took a look at the actual porch. My client decided that she wanted a question-mark-shaped trellis so that the wisteria would frame the view.
Of course as we were planning the trellis, my client explained that she knows about the dangers of growing wisteria on a home. (It can twine into the siding and damage the house.) However, she loves to weed and tend her garden, so she'll take preventative measures.
In case you're wondering about the cover photo, the vine hasn't already taken over! That's just a little Photoshop magic. I'm sure the real vine will be even more beautiful. I'll have to come back next summer and take a photo of the view from the porch swing so you can see it in all its glory.
Meanwhile, here's what it really looks like now. It blends in well with the architecture.
Would you like help installing a vine trellis or making other small porch repairs? If you live in the Asheville or Weaverville area, give me a call. I'll be glad to help.
Photo credit for wisteria vine: Mike DelGaudio