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A Visit to Chicago...and an idea I must copy!
Every time we go on a trip, we try to get to the local botanical garden. This is a dangerous thing, as my idea list grows, as does hubby's to-do list!
I have a bare concrete wall about 6' high on the south side of the house that I must copy this idea.
There were many wood structures we liked, but these clay pipe inserts were very nice. I'll have to copy that idea at some point also.
If you want to see all the photos I uploaded (which were only a small sampling), go to the link below.
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Very impressive fotos, PL. I like those ideas too. I hope that you can find a way to incoperate them in your situation.
Fascinating idea. Thanks for sharing.
I have a brick wall that I've always wanted to do something with. Your photographs have certainly given me some great ideas too.
Beautiful shots PL. I love how the designers were able to plant in such deep swaths of one plant. Oh to have the spaciousness to do that! I agree too, that the wall with the clay pipe is striking. And the ?rose on the brick wall--how did they do that?
It was just two roses, trained like a grape vine. It would take a lot of careful pruning over years' time to accomplish this unless you have a very vigorous vine. In my climate, it would take a long while and have to be well protected from the elements. They had a 2nd row of wire with nothing on it, so I can only assume they'll let it grow down the 2nd row once the 1st row is complete.
I forgot to mention they trained from the center out. I have one pic that doesn't show it too well. http://i898.photobucket.com/albums/ac183/007Pianolady/Chicago%20Botanical%20Garden%202012/100_2857small.jpg
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