Weekend Gardener

Blog based on my best-selling ebook "The Weekend Gardener"- The Busy Persons' Guide To A Beautiful Backyard Garden by Victor K. Pryles

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Camauflage Your Privacy Fence

Gardening is such a voluptious enterpise. There is real magic in the ground and preparing for the lovely landscape you have studied throughout my book "The Weekend Gardener"- The Busy Persons Guide To A Beautiful Backyard Garden.

Todays tips:

Some homeowners have a tall privacy fence in a shaded area that they would like to camouflage in some way.

Then try this:

BOSTON IVY(Parthenocissus tricuspidata) and VIRGINIA CREEPER (P. quinquefolia) are two excellent climbing vines that have suction type discs and aerial roolets along their stems that make them excellent climbers.

The Virginia creeper is really excellent for a wood fence because it is not moisture retentive and your wood beneath the vine will be much less likely to rot from moisture.

These all year round choices look magnificent climbing over a barrier which you may wish to disguise.

Give it a try!

P.S. Here's a lovely thought to take into your garden this week:

"I am only one. But still I AM one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do."

- Helen Keller, 1880-1968 American Writer and Lecturer