Sunday, February 28, 2010

Metal Gate

I had another garden project recently that was metal. It was a gate for Hill Country Natives Nursery in Leander. Mitch and Kathy Mitchamore own the nursery and love garden art. I like going to see them just to look at all the really cool art work they have. I've done several pieces for them and like their sense of style. They know what they want but let me design it. I like that.





Recently they had a rock fence built separating the front display gardens from the actual nursery. The rock work on the wall was stunning but Mitch decided he wanted something more. He had Larry Hullums, a really good stone artist, build an arch over the opening in the wall. Then he decided that it needed a gate. That is where I came in. He told me he wanted to keep it simple and it needed an arch to blend with the stone arch. He let me take care of the rest.





Here it is, I hope you like it.


13 comments:

E. E. Mitchamore said...

I like it!

Tabor said...

Beautiful and certainly something of which you can be ever proud.

Pam/Digging said...

Beautiful, Bob!

TexasDeb said...

This is perfection. You are such an artist. Do you have an online portfolio we can admire?

Jen said...

Absolutely stunning!

katina said...

So nifty. It's a good thing they didn't ask you to do something out of wood, eh?

Bob said...

That is right Katina. We both know I suck at wood working. Wood is just too soft and it splinters and warps. Give me some good ol' hard steel.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Beautiful!

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ESP said...

Looking good Bob! And fitting proportions.
ESP.

Michelle T-C said...

Hi Bob. I'm a newcomer to your site and it is both very interesting and BEAUTIFUL.

This is kind of random, but I'm wondering if it would be possible to use one of your pictures in a TV show I work for. I couldn't find an email address in your blog...is there a way I can get hold of you?

-Michelle Campbell

Annie in Austin said...

Gorgeous, Bob! It's cool to see the way Larry's stonework and your metal work combine to make a beautiful entrance.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

PS after reading comments at Robin's am totally confused as to whether my little anemone is ten-petal or two-flowered. Used the NPIN site from Ladybird Wildflower center and mine looks like their photos of 10-petal, but has the 'ruff' thing under the blossom.

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Metal gate is a great thing because you can read a lot of interesting things.I like a lot the photos because My house has the same entry in the garden