Paradise Is A Walled Garden

With our new house comes new landscaping opportunities and ideas...the fall being a great time to get started.  We're currently in the process of putting up fencing ~ due to the deer population and for pool safety. As our new property starts to take shape, I love the idea of adding ivy and espaliers to soften the wood fencing.

We first put this concept to the test at our place in Florida (last image below) where the ivy grows so fast you can almost see it happening.  I'm hoping we can achieve a similar look up here in the north...

Images via:  Hedge Gardens;  Howard Design Studio; House Beautiful


  1. that's something I've always wanted to do, too, sue.

  2. Love these pics of espalier and walled gardens. On your wall, did you use creeping fig with a Ligustrum hedging? Would like to use this someday in Florida myself.

    best, teaorwine

  3. I love the graphic quality of the latticed garden wall!

    The Arts by Karena


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