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#1 Nick


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Posted 03 May 2014 - 12:19 PM

When friends know you are a gardener, they often ask for advice that sometimes you can't answer as fully as you'd like. I was asked by this homeowner what could work for a screen, not a line of evergreens or a dense one, along the side of their home. This is a tough situation to work with and I need some help/ideas.



(above) This is the main view (from a screened porch/out a door) where the screen is desired. It is facing south, but very shady due to all of the trees. It also has a very narrow, steep slope to work with. Below are photos of the slope. The property line is about the bottom of the slope. Again the screen doesn't have to be a dense one, just something(s) to break up the view.

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Any thoughts?

#2 Steven Nikkila

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 08:30 PM

That appears to be a difficult slope/site to plant anything of any size, so perhaps something like this sculpture with a vine or vines growing on it.



Or you could suggest something like this, perhaps with a mirror instead of a window or stained glass like look.



I wouldn't do an arbor because it invites people to look through it drawing attention to what you want to distract people from looking at directly.

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