My darling husband has gotten it into his head that at our new (as yet imaginary) house, we should put a pergola out in the back yard. But with our imaginary house a distant idea, not an impending reality, I’m picking my battles.
I haven’t had the heart (or the energy) to tell him I can’t see how pergolas make any sense in Ireland. There’s not enough sun that you’d ever want a shady spot, and a pergola won’t even keep you from getting soaked if it’s raining.
Then I came up with a clever compromise. What if we put his pergola out in the very back of the imaginary garden at the imaginary house. We can call it pergola-tory and I can send him and our (still imaginary) kids there when they bug me. Ha!
But in the spirit of true compromise I did manage to find some really pretty pergolas that would be perfect if we ever move to a hotter, sunnier climate!