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January 23, 2015
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Thanks. I have used a C. salicifolius variety that was labelled 'Henryii' from Rare Finds nursery in NJ. I expected the usual Willowleaf Cotoneaster look, but the plant has a different idea and is rising upwards easily 4 feet or more, with graceful arching branches, and currently a great crop of red berries. Lovely but not at all what I planned for in the space! When I asked your plant ID I also suspected perhaps a shrub-honesuckle, Lonicera pileata or nitida. These behave well for me here in downstate NY, looking much like what's in your photo. Out of curiosity what region are you in?
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Our office is in Columbia MD. the site in question is an historic site in Ellicott City, MD. Similar to Westchester but less snow. Maybe half a zone warmer. I know because I grew up in the Yonkers/Bronxville area.
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Using trees is an excellent way to create frames, but you can create literal frames in your garden with structures. This beautiful stone wall has included two cutout windows that frame views and the garden in both directions for visitors on either side.

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March 15, 2015
Just love the stone wall
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March 14, 2015
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Walled garden with windows and points of interest built into the wall
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wall, windows in wall
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windows in wall
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February 4, 2015
Stone wall fence, appears side of building with cutaway spaces for windows and horizontal metal ! Roof
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February 3, 2015
Stone garden wall
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February 1, 2015
Love the fence for a courtyard windows with shutters
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natural landscape
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December 13, 2014
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Something about this I like
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October 20, 2014
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Stone wall as fence like capping
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October 2, 2014
solid wall built in back
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rock wall with windows
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Out door living
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Rock wall with windows
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Just a good idea.
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June 26, 2014
garden wall idea
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Just love it
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stone wall
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June 17, 2014
i like the wall
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Outdoor landscape stone pillars
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Stone fence with windows
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privacy wall
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June 2, 2014
wall to act as devider for different areas with windows insert
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May 29, 2014
Old wall backdrop
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May 16, 2014
Yellow flowers
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Garden Wall
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April 30, 2014
Looks old
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April 28, 2014
Looks old/european to me. Thoughts?
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April 24, 2014
backyard brick
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April 24, 2014
Wall built around windows
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April 22, 2014
love the wall would be great for the kids play area to separate but not totally
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Wall stone
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April 6, 2014
Simple but beautiful
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April 6, 2014
Secret garden
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March 31, 2014
wall idea
Kristina DeLeo added this to Fences & Gates
March 29, 2014
gorgeous peeks... i think i would be more likely to use this on a back wall or as a division between spaces on a larger property.
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March 25, 2014
stonewall w/ windows
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End Wall
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March 18, 2014
Stonewall for privacy
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March 16, 2014
love this outdoor window wall
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lattice fence
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March 2, 2014
Fun idea, add fireplace in middle and patio
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February 23, 2014
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February 7, 2014
love the stone. green bed in front growing up it. Like the windows in the wall
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February 5, 2014
Great wall! I love the idea of windows to another area of the landscape!
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Wall w windows
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January 31, 2014
really fun wall with old windows
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lattice fence
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rock wall
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January 8, 2014
Lattice looks nice
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December 28, 2013
secret garden; wandering pathways; is in Ellicott City
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Foundation uses
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December 12, 2013
What do you like about this photo? Variety of bushed...May need a bit taller in the back
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December 10, 2013
Day lilies (around maple?) Leaf textures (mabe use bird if paradise again?)
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December 10, 2013
stone cap and opening
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December 9, 2013
barn foundation garden
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December 2, 2013
for fireplace
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November 27, 2013
Notice the protective cap on wall
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October 14, 2013
whole thing, great nook
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fence to the right for chain link coverage
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September 29, 2013
look of end of yard feature, like our garage
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breaks in plants & walls
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September 27, 2013
the wall and window
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Garden wall
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September 21, 2013
Look at rock wall, mixture of vertical textures
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Informal garden
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wall as fence
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flower -tall
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Windows in FS wall
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Good for privacy
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secret garden
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Front wall
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rock wall with windows
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Another view...
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Windows in the wall
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July 23, 2013
privacy wall
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type of rock for retaining wall
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Side walls
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Stone Garden Wall with Windows
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Old world charm with the wall
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landscape ideas
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Presmo gh gard
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June 17, 2013
Love this!
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June 17, 2013
Outstanding way to utilize re-purposed windows, doors, etc.. This could also be used to create a wonderful separation from "civilization" too.
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June 9, 2013
Odd architectural feature that again makes me think secret garden
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Garden wall
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rock wall
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May 26, 2013
Like the wall with the windows
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May 26, 2013
We could use old recyled windows as the vents/holes in the garden walls
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May 23, 2013
to the left of the cottage
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May 22, 2013
Retaining walls with windows!
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May 22, 2013
exterior stone wall
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garden wall
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May 14, 2013
i like the idea of building higher than necessary and bring a fort element into the mix
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May 13, 2013
Very cool - if not for the manicured lawn, this wall could be something stumbled upon while hiking through old woods or abandoned properties. Nice!
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May 10, 2013
Stone wall, wood fence
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May 7, 2013
Yard escape
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May 7, 2013
pretty stone
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May 5, 2013
single wall with windows
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April 24, 2013
retaining wall idea, concrete with stone accent
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April 17, 2013
love the windows in the brick wall
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April 16, 2013
Stone house
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April 15, 2013
rock fence
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Retaining wall
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April 14, 2013
stone walls 4
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April 9, 2013
Stonewall with panel windows.
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April 5, 2013
Mature garden
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April 5, 2013
nice garden wall
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April 2, 2013
LOVE this wall..could work by patio area??
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March 30, 2013
kentchen added this to Exterior Ideas
March 25, 2013
Simple design
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March 22, 2013
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March 17, 2013
Garden Wall
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March 13, 2013
soooo cool
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March 12, 2013
Day lillys
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March 11, 2013
Stone wall
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March 10, 2013
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March 10, 2013
The wall
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March 10, 2013
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March 9, 2013
Love the windows in the wall
caerus added this to Outdoor
March 9, 2013
Not that these are but well placed windows in a stone wall are a good idea, especially to tease the on-looker to what might be on the other side.
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March 9, 2013
cool idea
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February 15, 2013
hostas, too bright in front??
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February 14, 2013
A proper British garden must have rounded corners.
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February 11, 2013
priv 6
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February 11, 2013
Stone wall. Good use for the field-stone I have.
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February 2, 2013
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January 28, 2013
Outside stone
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Stone wall
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January 21, 2013
The fence
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January 17, 2013
stone cottage
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rock fence with windows
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January 10, 2013
Walled courtyard incorporate secret door interesting
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January 1, 2013
Like the idea for a walled courtyard.
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December 28, 2012
great privacy block idea where selected views can still be seen
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December 26, 2012
Libby's choice
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December 20, 2012
Very soothing
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December 19, 2012
With GOTHIC salvage windows and stone from the property? SWEEEET!
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December 16, 2012
privacy wall
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December 9, 2012
lovely cottage
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