For a twist on the typical arbor, extend it down a walkway that leads to the garden. The metal material still produces a light feel because of its simple framework. To further soften the harshness of the metal, climbing vines create both shade and elegance. Fashioned from metal, the arbor adds to the garden decor without looking as bulky and thick as a wooden arbor might.
A small-leaved vine (Meulenbekia) is grown up the inside of the arch, held in place with fishing line and regularly trimmed. The steel rainbows end in balls of clipped box (Buxus), cardboard palms (Zamia furfuracea) and Canberra grass (Scleranthus biflorus) fashioned into natural green floor cushions.