Artisan vinyl pergola with outdoor seating and vines growing up corners next to a pool.

Four Pergola Ideas to Spark Your Backyard Oasis

  Pergolas are more versatile than most outdoor structures. Just look at the history of the Pergola!   Pergolas have been around for centuries, even dating as far back to 1400 BC Egypt! Over the centuries pergolas have shown up in a variety of places from Italy to England. It’s one of the oldest garden structures still in use today! The Latin word “pergola” means “projecting eave”. The structure of a pergola is formed of vertical posts or pillars that often support cross beams and a sturdy open lattice. Used for various reasons like hanging flower gardens and harvestable gardens or an outside structure that provides shade. Pergolas are also used in small and large sitting areas, entryways, also along park walkways.They were historically made of stone, brick, and wood.

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This entry was posted in: Inspiration, Pergolas, Tips on March 9, 2018

A backyard setting that includes a pool a small garden and wooden pergola covered in vines.

5 Celebrity Backyards to Inspire Your Imagination

Are you looking for some great ideas to enhance your backyard space? Find inspiration in the backyards of the stars! While celebrity backyards are often more elaborate and spacious than most budgets allow, it never hurts to spark your imagination by taking a peek at the choices of the rich and famous.

Check out these five celebrity backyards, along with some tips on how to adapt their best ideas to transform your outdoor space.

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This entry was posted in: Gazebos, Inspiration, Pavilions, Pergolas on February 10, 2016