Privacy with Garden (Outdoor) Plants
Privacy is a big concern in our gardens. While we love our neighbors (ok, we hope to be lucky enough to love our neighbors), having that private space when you are outside is important to what a garden is all about. None of us want to build a ten foot wall all around our property, but fortunately, there is a better way. Using plants to create privacy is not only a friendly way to keep out prying eyes of passers-by, it also makes your garden space more green! And who doesn’t want more green in a garden? No matter what your style or taste, there are plants that can be used in the ground or in movable containers, that stand on their own, or can be trained to grow up and over a structure. Use evergreen for year round privacy, or use a plant that drops it’s leaves in the winter and let’s in all that light. (Are you actually gonna be out by the pool then anyway?)) Assume decorative grasses or climbing vines, timber, bamboo or shrub hedges. Regardless of the privateness wants are to your area, there’s a plant that may present it! Our function photograph under, is a superb instance of utilizing a hedge row of decorative grass as a privateness fence. Picture from ‘Knibb Design‘.
Need an evergreen selection that doesn’t appear to be a Christmas tree? Attempt “Dwarf English Laurel”, like on this photograph from ‘The Tree Heart‘. Shiny inexperienced shrubs like these develop in a decent and dense type, providing you with full privateness. Ask at your native nursery for a broad leaf evergreen shrub that grows Four-6 toes tall that works effectively in your space.
A whole lot of us love bamboo, but it may be lots of upkeep should you plant it in the floor, as many sorts unfold uncontrolled in a short time. You’ll be able to treatment that by solely planting clumping bamboo, (test the nursery tag) or higher but, plant it in pots. It makes a lightweight and ethereal privateness display screen that may be moved the place wanted. We couldn’t find a supply for this photograph, so if the place it’s from, please e mail us!
From ‘Hometalk‘, this flowering privateness wall was put in by a contractor, however there are many “Dwelling Wall” planter merchandise out there that will make a model of this DIY’ready. Take into accout, relying on the place you reside and what flower you plant, this wall could solely be fairly Three seasons a yr.
This plant privateness thought from ‘Ivy Clad‘ is utilizing the technique of “pleaching”. Apparently round since historic occasions, pleaching entails weaving the overhead branches of vegetation collectively in order that they type one unit. That is nice for protecting the sensation of the backyard open, but blocking off unpleasant views at eye stage. Plus, it simply appears to be like so cool. 😉
Within the western U.S., one of the crucial common evergreen shrubs is the emerald inexperienced ‘Arborvitae’. Why? As a result of they make wonderful yr spherical screening. Plant a hedge of them alongside a property line, or group Three-5 in a nook to dam off a lower than desirable aspect within the neighbors yard. Picture by ‘Previous Heritage Backyard Heart‘.