A Colorful Welcome
Glass adds sparkle and dimension, perhaps even color, to the garden, and it holds up well.
The Victorian house in Seattle had a cramped side yard, with just a narrow, 48"-wide path between the house and the neighbor’s fence. But this was the gateway to the nicely manicured backyard. The homeowner wanted to add an invitation to proceed, and maybe a bit of sparkle. One day, as he poked through the basement of a local salvage dealer, he came across a century-old iron arch—and it was four feet wide. Inset with pretty but not precious colored-glass panels, it would be perfect as both a focal point and an entryway to the rear garden.