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        Lauren Dunec Design added this to How to Create a Mini Outdoor RetreatMar 11, 2018

        4. Screen for PrivacyNothing ruins the feeling of a secret hideaway like being able to see straight into a neighbor’s house from your seating nook. Increase privacy by using fencing, walls or strategic planting to cover at least two sides of a nook. Bamboo is a great choice for small gardens in need of quick cover. The plant grows faster than almost any other, and its skinny, upright form doesn’t take up too much floor space in a small area. To avoid bamboo spreading by underground runners — which will make you no friend of your neighbors — choose a clumping bamboo variety like ‘Golden Goddess’ (Bambusa multiplex ‘Golden Goddess’).

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        Lisa Higgins added this to Dream Spaces: 10 Secluded Garden NooksJun 5, 2014

        Hidden against an ivy-covered white stucco wall, this pea-gravel-covered patio is just the spot for daydreaming. Garden visitors can settle in on one of these curvy, pillow-topped chaises, smell the climbing roses and enjoy the fluttering of the bamboo in the breeze.

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        Laura Gaskill added this to 14 Ways to Bring Bohemian Romance to RoomsJan 17, 2014

        14. Create an outdoor oasis. While those of us living in regions with chilly winters can only dream of basking outdoors around Valentine’s Day, if you do live somewhere warm, take advantage and give your outdoor space a winter makeover. A few curvy lounge chairs plumped up with white cushions, a lantern-lit table and some delicately scented climbing roses would fill the bill nicely. Try to find the most secluded spot in your garden for the oasis — perhaps behind a fluffy bamboo tree and down a pea gravel path, or tucked against an ivy-covered garden wall.More: 8 Bohemian Bedrooms Trek Effortlessly Into Style

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        Annie Thornton added this to Make Your Roses Even More Beautiful With These Companion PlantsMar 22, 2013

        Crazy but incredible options include bamboo (Bambusa spp, zones 5 to 11), palms (Arecaceae spp, zones 1 to 11), agaves (Agave spp, zones 5 to 11), yuccas (Yucca spp, zones 4 to 11) and large, strappy perennials, like New Zealand flax (Phormium spp, zones 7 to 11). When combining roses with more drought-tolerant choices, such as agaves and yuccas, be sure that both types of plants can exist with the same amount of water. Some roses, like Knock Out roses, are more drought tolerant than you might think, leading to a perfect plant marriage. Note: When pairing roses with bamboo, be sure to choose the clumping bamboo varieties rather than the runners, or you'll have an invasive mess on your hands.

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        4. Screen for Privacy Nothing ruins the feeling of a secret hideaway like being able to see straight into a neighbor’s house from your seating nook. Increase privacy by using fencing, walls or strategic planting to cover at least two sides of a nook. Bamboo is a great choice for small gardens in need of quick cover. The plant grows faster than almost any other, and its skinny, upright form doesn’t take up too much floor space in a small area. To avoid bamboo spreading by underground runners — which will make you no friend of your neighbors — choose a clumping bamboo variety like ‘Golden Goddess’ (Bambusa multiplex ‘Golden Goddess’).

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