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Friday, December 10, 2021


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It looks great! I usually look for the island! Isn't it nice when you get a crew who really listens and is careful of your plants?

Barbara H.

It looks good! And when it silvers with age it will blend in with the tree trunks, I think. Do you need to put anything on it for protection?

Linda Brazill

KRISTIN — I usually tell people the island, too, because the driveway turning is right there.

Linda Brazill

BARBARA — I think you can treat it if you want it to stay this color. But we definitely want it to weather. 

Kris P

It looks great, Linda. It's nice you have cooperative neighbors.


Very nice! We don't have fencing, but our neighbors do. It seems to work well with the plants and trees and formats of our gardens. Yours looks great now, and as you say, it will weather nicely.

danger garden

Hide those vehicles! It's good that you have a friendly relationship with the neighbors though. And I don't know about you, but I'm always impatient waiting for wood to age.

Linda Brazill

DANGER — I am definitely going to be impatient waiting for that wood to tone down.


It looks nice, and I think anyone would agree those vehicles need to be screened!
I love the mix of browns around the house and along the driveway. Until the snow crushes it all down it's a very nice palette!

Linda Brazill

FRANK — ​The plants providing that color are Epimediums, Hakonechloa grass and a Korean maple which keeps its leaves. They turn fire-engine red and then slowly turn all sorts of shades of warm browns and rust.


Our very nice next door neighbors put up a similar fence around their back garden; I am delighted as it screens my trash cans (which are really in the only possible place) from their screened porch, so I don't need to feel bad about it anymore. Sadly the people on the other side were insulted for reasons I don't understand and have been grumbling around about it.

Anyway, your new fence looks great, and should provide a measure of privacy and security for your neighbors as well as for you.


Linda Brazill

CECI — Enclosing gardens/yards seems more common in the UK ;but here people are hooked on the look of those open yards. I like the enclosure and we have been lucky to have neighbors who are fine with genes. 

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