I was walking near the kids’ school one spring morning, a stretch along flowery fences. I chanced upon a bush with beautiful flowers with a lighter shade of purple. The smell of vanilla and rose combined took me in all the more and I was glad I had my camera with me, I took some shots.
Unfamiliar with the sweet, intoxicating but pleasant smell, I asked friends what these are. I learned that they are lilacs. Shame that I knew a lot of flowers and lilac was not one them then. The bushes where I saw these beauties from were actually high enough to cover the houses behind them, I think they’re perfect for additional shade and perhaps as a fence? I also learned that Lilacs are easy to care for…I definitely am considering getting this for mom for those reasons.
My mom loves to plant but she doesn’t have that much time to do now. I guess bushes like lilacs will be the most ideal for her to still have flowers beautifying her home, make her feel at ease, have a good smell of the flowers as the wind blows, and of course the trees acting up as a fence of sorts. Smaller trees, plants, and flowers truly make one’s home appealing. Yes, it’s not only the inside of the home that one should beautify, landscaping and designing your garden really makes it attractive and a joy to look at and stay at.
For many, a well-thought of patio is a good addition. A hammock, some pallet furniture with a summer parasol will be like spending your days at the beach (if travelling where you are is not as easy as it used to). Others invest in a water feature. A small fountain, a koi pond, a mini-pool, an artificial stream that goes around the backyard would always be a refreshing sight, and would refresh you if you actually dip in (pool).
For starters, flowery fences seem a good idea, don’t you think? Flowers truly brighten one’s day, even make you ponder on things if you spend some time admiring them. In some of the cities we’ve visited, I’ve seen beautiful flowery fences – not just the ones where they are grown behind but also the bushes, or trees themselves are used as a fence. Here are some of the charming flowery fences you can choose from.
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Wisterias are to me as a moth to a flame, I just love being near them. In Salzburg’s Mirabell garden, the gates are embellished with these soft violet flowers. The museum walls were also covered with wisteria leaves and flowers – and a bank placed under, a lovely invitation for a photo. Wisteria would be second on my list to have in our backyard. (What’s first, you ask? Cherry trees).
London’s Notting Hill, Kensington, and Holland Park are some of the best areas to see houses with Wisteria growing on walls and gardens. It’s a beautiful spring to spend walking in this city!
Weeping willows, weeping plum trees, weeping cherry trees are some of the flowering trees with soft limbs drooping to the ground that gives it a look of being limp and sad. If you have a two-story (or more) house, weeping trees are best to plant in your yard – their heights can add to obscuring your privacy somehow. The photo above was when the kids were running around Vienna’s Floridsdorfer Wasserpark where weeping willows abound, there are also cherry, peach, pear trees around.
There are also weeping trees lining the stream at the English garden in Munich. It’s a beautiful place to take pictures.
Later on, after getting myself acquainted with Lilac flowers, I was able to notice them more around Vienna. And near famous architectural greats, too. One would be the Votivkirche, a gothic church in the center of Vienna. Walking around Berlin, these flowers also has a presence you would enjoy. The area near Brandenburg Gate, in a long stretch of walk going to the Reichstag building.
Back home, a tropical country where flowers bloom even unattended, bougainvilleas are a common ornamental plant. We grow them on pots, on the ground, inside the yard, outside the yard, virtually anywhere possible. They can be disorderly shrubs, that grow high up your walls, garage, shed, and gates. I’ve seen some in Florence beautifying the gates and walls of a house. It was charming to say the least.
Vienna’s own Schönbrunn Palace has a wall of roses fencing the side garden that leads to the bigger garden at the back. It has an arch trellis too that gets fully covered with leaves and red roses when spring comes in full. London’s charm might be because of all these flowers, aside from Wisteria, roses as fences add to the appeal of houses and parks.
Rhododendrons are a delight to raise and admire. They don’t need so much attention, and they bloom in clusters – in many different colors. I couldn’t remember a particular place I’ve seen them at, but it’s surely another tropical country. Here are 13 types of rhododendron to choose from.
With pink and white petals, big blooms, magnolias are a pretty addition to your yard. Like cherry blossom trees, fallen petals will make the ground a pretty surface to walk on. Not that it really matters, it’s just a beautiful experience to have in spring, one of those little moments that you remember the season by.
Bonn, Germany in spring is a lovely area to explore, as both Magnolias and cherry trees bloom to the fullest, you’d be in pink heaven all day.
Ideas for Flowery Fences
If planting trees or bushes is not an option for you, hanging planters with flowers like cosmos, lavenders, morning glories, pansies, and even petunias will certainly make your fence as charming. You can also choose bushes that grow closely together to create a sort of barrier too.
If you live in a country where winter will freeze the plants, make sure that you have a storage for them ready. It is best to research which plants live through winter just in case.
Have any ideas which flowering bushes to plant? Or what else have you done in your garden to improve it and show your #GardenPride? Let us know by commenting. Would appreciate your input. Thank you!