Stunning garden design is inexpensive with the smart ideas Kentucky garden designer Jon Carloftis used to transform his backyard.
Photo: Van Chaplin
Dale and Jon hardly ever visited the forlorn screened porch. So they glassed it in and transformed it into a bedroom. Today, doors open onto a small terrace adorned with chairs and a gurgling fountain. Above the terrace stands a wisteria arbor built of pressure-treated pine held aloft by fiberglass columns.
“I love fiberglass, because unlike wood, it never splits,” Jon explains. “You can paint or stain it any color you want. With cap and base, each column costs about $100 and will last forever.”