“Living Fence”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
I found a very interesting fence while touring the New Orleans Botanical Gardens Saturday. It is a “living” fence, and would make a wonderful boundary especially if an unsightly area needed to be hidden.
This “fence” was about twenty-five feet long and at least eight feet tall. It consists of long troughs about twelve inches wide and nine inches deep. At first I thought it was made of the extra large guttering, but then I saw the undersides.
These troughs were planted with sedums, sweet potato vines, kalanchoes, etc. Everything seemed to be thriving.
I was thinking that something like this would be nice on a balcony or deck. It wouldn’t have to be as tall as this one was. For someone who was handy with tools, a fence like this should be fairly easy to make. It wouldn’t have to have the same type of drainage this one does. I wonder if guttering with holes in the bottom for drainage would work? Anyway, I would love to look out my window and see this.