Flickr Finds: Suggestions for Lacy's Garden Wall

Flickr Finds: Suggestions for Lacy's Garden Wall

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Janel Laban
Jun 13, 2007

Lacy's new condo is on garden level and she has named this outside space her "garden's garden". There is space between one of her windows and a retaining wall, which she has started filling with potted greenery. She tagged these photos with "apartmenttherapychicago" and is looking for suggestions on how to beautify the retaining wall behind the plants which is the backdrop to the plants when viewed from inside.

She says "I'd like to put some glass tile over it. maybe some tin ceiling tile. Something pretty, not requiring mortar, and under $50."

We like Lacy's ideas - a tiled backdrop would really make the area feel finished and intentional, but our first thought was to let more greenery provide the wall cover. We might try planting some climbing vines at the base of the wall, installing a simple trellis or wires and letting nature take over. We did a little research and came up with a few that should cover a small area in no time: Clematis, Ivy and Honeysuckle.

What are your suggestions for Lacy's garden wall?

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