Used cedar lumber for frame and galvanized wire panels for inserts. These panels can be found at farm & ranch supply stores. They come in various sizes, for example 42" x 96" and they can be cut to your required size. They are held in place by cedar trim pieces. The top handrail is a 2x6 cedar piece, run through a table saw so the top is slightly slanted to roll off rainwater. The wire panels are sometimes called "cattle panels" or "hog panels." They come in different grid sizes. The grid I used was 4"x6" First we anchored the edges of the panels to the 2x4 cedar frame, then we trimmed with 2" x 2" cedar on both sides of the panel, all the way around.
tall woven screens of mahogany and stainless steel
The frame of the fence is cedar (weathered grey) and the panels are "LUMAsite". LUMAsite is reinforced acrylic that is translucent.
Common milkweed (Asclepias speciosa, zones 3 to 9). This is a moderate spreader in loamy soils (slower in clay) with different-colored flowers. The leaves are also longer and wider than swamp milkweed's. This species likes dry to medium clay soil — perfect for the plains — and full to partial shade. It reaches 3 feet tall.
Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata, zones 3 to 6). Here's a closeup of swamp milkweed in bloom, with a bumblebee coming in for nectar. The flowers can be pollinated only if an insect slips a leg deep down into a specific spot of the bloom, which isn't often.
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