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by BFVISION on February 19, 2005 03:09 PM
[wayey] Hi All [wayey] ,
Last year I installed a long white plastic picket fence(4 ft high,common in Home Depot), about 200 ft across the rear of my property. I wanted to create a transition zone between myself and the forest. I am looking at it all winter now [Eek!] and I am imagining some type of plantings to either go in front of it that will spread or to grow along (on) the fence [thinker] . Any ideas or PHOTOS would be greatly appreciated:thumbup:.

Thanks

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by alankhart on February 19, 2005 09:13 PM
One plant I would consider using is the hollyhock...it looks great in front of a white fence and it will reseed. They are also nice and tall. As far as plants that will spread, I'd look into the Sundrop family (Oenethera?)..they spread like CRAZY! There are yellow and pink ones, but the yellow can get taller. There are also a few vines that can grow along the fence, like Autumn Clematis and Silver Lace Vine.

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by loz on February 19, 2005 09:34 PM
I have a chain link fence that I grow hyacinth bean vines across......They really soften the entire fence a lot. [flower]
by Amy R. on February 20, 2005 01:26 AM
hi there,
i am primarily an indoor gardener, so when i do go outside it's quick and easy. one thing i thought of is those wildflower seed cans that you can sprinkle or throw out wherever you wish them to flower. they come in all kinds, like some attract birds or some are great for cut flowers. i lined my long dusty driveway one year, and they were fabulous. plus they are usually low maintenance and will reseed, so you can enjoy them year after year. good luck, and let us know what you decide! [flower]
by frustratedattimes on February 20, 2005 07:46 PM
First off, is it a shaded area or sunny?

For a vine look, how about honeysuckle or climbing roses, just train them to grow along the fence.

For flowers, I do like the wildflower idea. I am sowing alot of wildflower seed come spring. I like the low maintanence, and they come back year after year.

If you want a flowering shrub look, you can go with Butterfly bushes, Weigela, Mock Orange,Crepe Myrtles, Rhodies, Lilacs, Forsythia, Azaleas, or evergreen mtn. laurel.

You might try putting some sort of shrub or vine against the fence, then planting flowers in front of that to give it more depth as well.

I also like Fire? Nandina, or Dwarf Burning Bush, or Purple Leaf Plum, for a non flowering shrub.

Hope this gives you some ideas. For pictures, go to one of the online nurseries, and just look at the pictures, till something catches your eye. Then you have an idea of want you would like when you go to purchase.

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by Bestofour on February 20, 2005 07:56 PM
I planted pyracanthas along my fence. The birds love them and the berries can be used for decorations. I've only had to spray a time or two for mildew so they aren't much trouble.

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by weezie13 on February 20, 2005 11:47 PM
BFVISION,
Tall plants: Delphiniums are pretty in front or behind..
And the holihocks!! [Cool] And the ever popular Foxgloves ... [Love]
Also sunflowers, theres' pretty one's that have
several heads on them that are an orangish/yellow.
And Verbena Bonariensis

Climbing vines: Old Fashioned Sweet Peas are pretty, Clematis's
and Gloriosa Lilies are very, very pretty!

Dahlia's are so pretty, Zebrina's, Here's a BUNCH of Flowering bushes that could go in any corner

Ton's of things would look sooooooooooo cooooool.
You're very lucky to have one of those, they've been on my wish list for a long time!

Weezie

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by BFVISION on February 21, 2005 03:33 PM
This is why this site rocks!!!!!! [muggs] The help is fantastic and quick [Smile] Now if the weather would only cooperate, 8 inches of snow last night. At least it matches the fence [perplexed]

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by weezie13 on February 22, 2005 01:09 AM
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Now if the weather would only cooperate
Gooooooooooood luck!!!
We're still deep in it up here too!!!

I'm hopin' for April!!!! [Wink] [Big Grin] [thumb]

Weezie

P/S I grew those Old Fashioned Sweet Peas,
and they were absolutely heavenly!!!
So pretty and the smell, oooooooh~la~la!!!!

And I grew the Gloriosa Lilies too, and
what a show stopper, neighbors were asking
about it often..

They're on the QVC!!!

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by Winter Rosebudd on February 22, 2005 01:29 AM
OOOO...sugar snap peas too! You can eat them right off the bush...so sweet!

I read something last year about vining small pumpkins along a fence...that would be beautiful too.

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by Bestofour on February 22, 2005 02:00 AM
BFVISION, that foxglove looks pretty against that white fence. If you can wait a while, I'll probably have some seeds I can send you next fall.

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by tamara on February 22, 2005 03:17 AM
I have black eyed susans (rudbeckias- sp?) in front of a 6 ft section of my white fence, the yellow just pops.

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by weezie13 on February 22, 2005 06:05 AM
Here's some more pictures

And another

Weezie

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by blooms4fr on April 01, 2005 06:13 PM
BFV, the previous question asked was a great one, is it shaded, dappled sun,or full sun. Next question to ask yourself you say there's a woods behind that fence which means wildlife may be visiting your fence. do you want to attract any wildlife;birds,butterflies,hummingbirds,ect. Some suggestions for hummingbird attratctions are crocosmia'lucifer'they love them,penstemons,tall sedums,trumpet vine,lobelias(especially the cardinal),any trumpet shaped flower(llilies)which they draw the nectar from. Butterfly attractors;echinacea,tall sedums,butterfly weed,joe pye weed,scabiosas, garden phlox. These are just a few ideas.Aslo doen't forget your herbs. I have a cottage garden style with additions of native plants.

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by BFVISION on April 03, 2005 03:58 PM
Foxgloves sound very interesting. I have been doing some reading on these beauties but now I have read they bloom every other year [shocked] . What happens on the off years and are the seeds tough to start [nutz] ?
Fence update....
I have my shed in the corner and spread 10 yds of topsoil around the shed this week, what a mistake for my back and I am about 4 yds and a tube of BEN-GAY short [Eek!] . I purchased trumpet vines for the arbor and forsythias along parts of the fence. I am fortunate to live in an antique mecca of northern NJ and found a nice plough for the area and yesterday got a call on an antique wheel barrel. Lots of work but its lots of therapy too [Love] . The foxgloves will add great interest, but every other year? I really need to understand that one [thinker] .

I greatly appreciate all the help

BFVISION

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by tkhooper on April 03, 2005 04:36 PM
The first year it produces it's leaves the second year it produces its flowers. It is very toxic so if you have small children or animals I might not suggest it. It's life cycle is two years. Are you thinking of perennials instead?

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