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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 9, 2015 8:03 AM CST
I want to do this!! Drilling into the brick couldn't be that hard could it? What are the dangers of insects getting into our home with flowers on the wall? And what could I put up there in the winter? I have tons of asparagus fern that will green it up.

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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Apr 10, 2015 6:56 PM CST
Should be really nice looking. As long as you do not drill all the way through I do not think insects would be anymore problem then hanging baskets. You could always spray the wall behind planters with something like Home Defense . Bricks should be easy to drill into with the right bit, but I would watch the weight of planters as bricks are not as strong as stone.
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Apr 15, 2015 1:23 PM CST
Wow, that looks really gorgeous! But wouldn't they be kind of hard to tend to? and if you decide you don't want them anymore, then you would have holes in the bricks...
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 15, 2015 7:12 PM CST
I found $5 geraniums at Lowe's and will keep an eye out for more full-sun greenery, like bougainvillea, etc. that don't need a lot of water. I just happen to have 4 troughs of Asparagus Fern that need dividing. They are also drought tolerant. I am in the midst of planning a watering drip system for it. Trouble is keeping the hoses hidden.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Apr 16, 2015 9:42 AM CST
I would suggest that you use tapcon screws and anchors and do not drill into the brick, but rather set the anchors into the mortar between the bricks. This link shows temporary and permanent installation methods and how to repair holes if you change your plans.

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Apr 16, 2015 3:03 PM CST
Great suggestion, Jean -- and the article really explains in detail how (and why -- because you can crack the brick by drilling into it) to do it! (and I need to look for those "Ook hooks" for hanging pictures and stuff on sheetrock...). Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Apr 16, 2015 4:16 PM CST
I broke a chunk out of a brick at our old house...fortunately it was an outside column and could be fixed... *Blush*
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Apr 16, 2015 8:01 PM CST
Nothing like the voice of experience!
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Apr 16, 2015 8:55 PM CST
And nothing like lack of experience for a teacher. I must admit I have been a long-standing pupil. Whistling
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Apr 16, 2015 9:50 PM CST
LOL, Jean -- as long as we keep learning...
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