Need help with trellis wall
March 22, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Am in process of screening off ugly view of house next door. Any ideas on decorating wall and trellis work?
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Ironwood Builders
Espaliered fruit trees or berries..big trend here in NorCal is pomegranate.
March 22, 2013 at 4:46pm     
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Jayme H.
It looks concrete...stain it!! Add some plants/climbers..
March 22, 2013 at 4:53pm   
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Manon Floreat
You could do a combination of the above and try wisteria if it's appropriate for your zone. The fragrance is heavenly and it's quite beautiful, too. It does take some time, so if you want a quick grower, you could look into clematis and hone suckle.
March 22, 2013 at 7:21pm   
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Pyracantha (firethorn) is evergreen, with beautiful white flowers in spring followed by vibrant red or orange berries in fall. It lends itself easily to espalier--ing. You can make as geometric/formal (and flat) a shape as you like -- or leave it to a natural bushy habit. If you choose to paint your wall first, I'd whitewash it so that it blends in with the neighbor's house. Together they will create an innocuous, even shabby chic backdrop for your planting.
March 22, 2013 at 7:44pm   
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Thanks all for suggestions!
March 23, 2013 at 6:27am     
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Interiors International, Inc.
I agree plant the heck out of it so it disappears.
March 23, 2013 at 6:31am   
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Definitely paint or stain the background first and when you say ugly neighbors house, they are way behind in the paint maintenance. That may change, or not. I mention this because I think this is what you are seeing and what bothers you. Give consideration to a flowering shrub with some height. I don't know your climate so I won't offer a type, your local nursery can assist there. Just something that grows higher than the wall to hide everything!
March 23, 2013 at 6:37am   
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Lisa Carlisle
Stain the wall. Then get no
March 23, 2013 at 7:00am     
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Yes will definitely stain wall and plant climbers.
March 23, 2013 at 7:44pm   
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Ask to paint your neighbors trim. May be cheaper in the long run.
March 23, 2013 at 7:52pm   
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Hey - not sure if your zone would tolerate Aspen trees. Looks like you have enough room to plant about three or four - I love the idea of the vines, but tall aspen trees would totally block the view of the house next door. You could even make the space to plant them larger, make it just slightly cured and plant some tall daisy's in front of them. Paint the wall or not - you could do a faux stone wall.
March 23, 2013 at 7:55pm   
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