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Topic by Oldtool posted 05-13-2013 07:56 AM 4251 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Oldtool

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05-13-2013 07:56 AM

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My wife wants to put what I would call “an island of flowers or plants” in our front yard. Living in a housing plan, our front yard is bordered by our driveway on one side, and the neighbor’s driveway on the other side.
My wife would like to put some sort of growth – for lack of a better word, in the corner where the neighbor’s driveway & the street form a corner of our yard. In doing so, I want to make something permanent, easy to mow and trim around, with a little wall or fence around it, so that it’ll be there after the winter, where she can again plant something. I’d prefer materials that won’t decay over the winter, like bricks, cinder blocks, short plastic fence, etc., that is also attractive. All I am familiar with is what I see at the big box store.
I did a quick review of this site, didn’t find what I imagine what I’m looking for, so I thought I ask the experts.

So, what would you recommend for a permanent planter box – for lack of a better word, in this location?
I’m looking for suggestions that will add a good visual appeal to the yard, haven’t a clue where to start.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.



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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

05-16-2013 10:38 AM

what about a cedar plank fence?

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

05-16-2013 02:56 PM

I was thinking something like this … just one triangle corner piece

(photo posted only by Rustic Rail Fence Company)

put the fence along the driveway corner and then maybe some perennial shrubs in the yard edge so that it is permanent?

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Oldtool

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05-16-2013 02:58 PM

Oh, looks good to me. I’ll show the wife to see if she approves.

Thanks

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

05-16-2013 03:00 PM

or this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Corner-Planter-Fence-/251274946315

then use your rock or brick idea for the front to separate yard from garden

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Oldtool

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05-16-2013 03:35 PM

I can do that. I’ll see what the boss wants. Thanks.

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Oldtool

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05-16-2013 03:41 PM

Well MsDebbieP, you’ve got me interested in this, so maybe something like this, but square or triangular for the corner …......

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

05-16-2013 04:52 PM

ooh I like htat one! Nice.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Oldtool

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05-16-2013 05:08 PM

Thanks, I hope my wife does too. I want it to stand up to the winter here in western Pennsylvania, without having to be repaired / rebuilt each spring.
Thanks for your help. I’ll tell the little lady of the house that you approve of this one.

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

05-17-2013 03:43 AM

hehe I’m sure my vote will make the difference! :)

I look forward to seeing pictures of what you create.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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