It hasn't been much of a summer for getting things done in the garden. You understand how this goes, right? In fact, we've been meaning to move our arch, re-route the downspout and re-align the stepping stones at this corner of the front Shade Garden for two years... since the eavestroughs were redone. Sheesh!
Arches are a great way to allow a create path around the house and keep the downspout out of the way. Just make sure they are rigidly installed. Ours is fixed to the house for extra support.
I'm so happy it's done and look at that view through the arch! Does that not entice you into the garden? Next year there'll even be flowers in that pot. ;-)