Garden Art forum: People Who Took Their Backyard Fences To Another Level

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
May 1, 2016 8:09 AM CST
Came across this whilst surfing the net. It has some very interesting ideas.

http://www.boredpanda.com/gard...
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Azgarden
May 1, 2016 8:41 AM CST
Thank You! for sharing! What great ideas Smiling
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
May 1, 2016 8:41 AM CST
Thanks for posting this, Anne. What a lot of great fence ideas! I have boring block walls but I bet some of these things would work well anyway. I love the simple idea of the marbles set into the wood fence! I also love the boxes of succulents. I did try that once, but they took too much attention to keep them looking perfect.
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Name: Mary
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Azgarden
May 1, 2016 8:46 AM CST
Karen, I have wondered about the boxes of succulents like that and wondered just how that could work. Confused
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 1, 2016 8:54 AM CST
You're welcome! I'm going to try some of these ideas myself!
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
May 1, 2016 9:06 AM CST
Maybe there are slow growing succulents? The ones I've had required cutting them back almost daily! They got way too leggy and ugly if I left them. I think all the gorgeous boxes we see for sale were just planted. Rolling my eyes.
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May 2, 2016 10:06 AM CST

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Anne, there are some cool ideas here.

I loved the marbles and bird houses best.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 2, 2016 10:17 AM CST
I'm definitely going to do the Tin Can one since I just happen to have a 30 gallon trash bag of the large V8 cans! Know I know why I was keeping them. LOL
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
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plantmanager
May 2, 2016 11:37 AM CST
That's great, Anne!

I have a bunch of old rubber and plastic fishing floats I collected from the beaches in the Marshall Islands. They
-ve been in big trash bags since 2003! I could use some good ideas for them. Everything I think of feels too junky to me.
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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
May 2, 2016 12:37 PM CST
Oh my, how great are these?!?!? @Bubbles has the marbles on her fence!. It looks really cool!
I love the birdhouses too. How neat would it be to have different birds in everyone! Smiling
The shutters would be cool as a lil privacy area. I love them all!
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 2, 2016 1:54 PM CST
Karen, how bout paint them with some chrome paint and hang them in trees.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000C027P4/
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
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plantmanager
May 2, 2016 3:25 PM CST
Thank You! Good idea, Anne. I might give that a try. Maybe they would scare deer away! The float colors are all very faded yellows and oranges, so they aren't especially good looking anymore.
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Name: Linda
Southern NJ (Zone 7a)
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wheetie67
May 3, 2016 9:31 AM CST
This fence decoration idea is terrific! I have bookmarked this page so I can go back to it. I love how creative people can be; God didn't give me that particular talent but He did give me others that I feel really count. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
May 3, 2016 9:40 AM CST
I agree, @wheetie67. There are some really great ideas there.

I'm really not very creative at all. I'm much better getting ideas from someone else and then doing my own thing. I can't copy anything decently! I've tried to copy mosaics when the artist has given me permission. It never works.
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