Garden Gate Original
Constance McAlpin and ‘her farmer’ live on a farm near Franklin, Indiana, raise corn and soybeans and live in the house that was built for her husband’s great grandparents in 1895. Their home has never been owned by anyone outside of their family. Her large formal sun garden is her personal playground and this picture story will relate how she and her husband designed and built a new garden gate for one of Constance’s many arbors. Here we go!
There’s nothing at all wrong with this view out the McAlpin’s door. A wonderfully romantic arbor, looking out into her parterred garden, full of roses, iris, daylilies and other colorful perennials. A circle motif of stepping stones surround a obelisk in line with the door. But Constance had an idea….
The project begins!
Constance tells us, “My farmer just rolled in with a tiny little load of steel for the next project. It’s been on the back burner since last summer. Oh boy!”