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How Low Can Hedges Go? Discover Unusual Garden Borders
Short enough to step over, high enough to be a stretch ... check out these radically different hedge styles and tell us your opinion
"different hedge styles and tell us your opinion... makes a hedge, but I see it as a linear planting kept regularly trimmed, compact and... of as a hedge? They are as old as the hills and a common feature of the landscape... countries; hedges are one of the most influential design features of our gardens. Tra... background, hedges are now back in fashion. But today's gardens are moving away from t... traditional hedging materials and designs; we are seeing more exciting uses for hedging..."
9 Low-Growing Hedges That Make Good Neighbors
Define garden areas or borders without blocking the view, with these evergreen shrubs that take kindly to trimming
"of low hedges — such as "step over" hedges. Step-over hedges are low hedges, usually... low-growing hedges, we're most likely to think of boxwood (box) hedging, Buxus spp, used... traditional hedging can. This low hedging can also be used as a feature within other plantings... step-over hedges creates a softer visual barrier between properties while blending in... These low hedges can mark the boundary of your property without losing much space or..."
Try Slow Gardening for Some Unexpected Benefits
"lawn or hedges while trying to grow a few organic vegetables? It might be that you... growing hedges and leaving grassy areas natural to encourage wildlife — to help us... Slow-growing hedges, especially native varieties, will give even the smallest garden the... fast-growing hedge that needs a lot of time-consuming clipping and care. Maybe this is your..."
Great Design Plant: Boxwood
This elegant evergreen can shape shift into forms limited only by a gardener's imagination and a clipper's reach
"evergreen hedges that outline and give structure to beautiful gardens and larger landscapes... boxwood hedge is bordered with Liriope. This hedge was created to act and replace the... boxwood hedges, boxwood as accent plants and boxwood in containers. The fact that they... the same hedging effects as English Box. It is much faster growing. I am in Southern... our box hedging from English (still have some very happily growing in a sheltered position)..."
Where Front Yards Collide: Property Lines in Pictures
Some could be twins; others channel the Odd Couple. You may never look at property boundaries the same way again
"trim the hedges and plant the garden. We also know our neighbors’ properties. We jealously... We have hedges on either side of our property in the front, fencing in the back. We... laurel hedge that was close to 20 feet tall and at least 12 feet deep. We had a 1/2... Although the hedge was on our property, we gave him permission to trim his side as he saw... was a hedge that worked for both of us, but from the street was rather comical: Edward..."
True Confessions of a House Stalker
Letting go when a new owner dares to change a beloved house's look can be downright difficult. Has this ever happened to you?
Get Backyard Privacy the Subtler, Stylish Way
Why settle for a hulking brick wall when plants, screens and other refined backyard dividers do the job with panache?
"bamboo or hedge barrier. For something a little more decorative, both architects recommend... down your hedge." Robert Frost's "Good fences make good neighbors" is a concept echoed... hemlock hedge that ran along my driveway and installed a short fence between our houses... plant a hedge but they've refused both. Soooo .... I'm not asking any more, I'm doing..."
Grow Your Own Privacy: How to Screen With Plants and Trees
Use living walls to lower your home and garden's exposure while boosting natural beauty in your landscape
"bottom of a hedge is to prune the hedge bottom wider than the top. Lower branches need... privet hedge between us and our friendly but very close neighbors -- it does the job... overgrown hedge, prune it mercilessly. You'll hate it for a year or two, but in the end... off on hedge plantings against a fence as well. In the situation below we left the... growing hedge' must have sounded perfect. Turns out it's a huge thirsty invasive allergenic..."
Celebrate a Sunny Climate With the Right Leafy Palm for Your Site
So you get freezes or floods. So your garden is small. These palms send excuses riding off into the tropical sunset
"spaces, hedges and large areas. For those of you who can't grow palms outdoors through... great hedging, they make a great sculptural clump (photo) to protect our corner... Palms for HedgesFor a different approach to hedges and shrubs, use palms. You might be... as most hedges do, but you will need to remove creeping stems that get too close to..."
Lay of the Landscape: French Garden Style
Symmetry and geometry define this decorous landscape style, appropriate for both grand gardens and intimate spaces
"boxwood hedges, intricately clipped shrubs, neatly planted garden beds and planters... electric hedge trimmer makes it much easier. Smaller topiaries I trim with a smaller... trimmed hedges and shrubs, gravel for paving and a monochromatic color scheme. Design... stonework and hedge defining the space. The symmetry of the plants also keeps the French-inspired..."
Stop That Draft: 8 Ways to Keep Winter Chills Out
"wind-blocking hedges and reviving the lost art of portieres to using windows with the tightest... Blocking Hedges"? Are they Thuja? I have a curtain over my front door. After all, it's... wind-blocking hedges. If winds are an issue around your home, planting tall hedges or installing..."
Great Design Plant: Curl-Leaf Mountain Mahogany, an Easy Evergreen
Use it as an accent plant or mass it as a screen; this pine and spruce alternative is a hard worker in dry, cold climates
New Garden Styles Reveal Roots in Arts and Crafts Design
Landscape design from a century ago is still influencing gardens today — see if any of its features have sprung up in yours
"clipped hedges backing wide herbaceous borders and bold topiary — but gives it a modern... usually, hedging. The movement gave impetus to the planting of traditional hedging such... use of hedging also brought the return of topiary.Topiary, having fallen out of favor... use of hedges of different species and heights, from the low boxwood-bed edging to... enclosing hedges.Its design has its roots in Edwardian gardens, where the strong lines..."
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