a patio with a lush arbor
Photo: Norm Plate
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Build a Backyard Retreat

11. Living Arch
Create an arbor with plants trained up the side and out onto the overhanging eaves of a shed or outbuilding. Anchor plants, and contain aggressive species, by growing them in pots.

Similar to shown: sweet autumn clematis in a 3-inch pot, about $18; Spring Hill Nurseries
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