lilac hedging. . .one of my most vivid memories from my childhood. . .this will be on the farm for sure.

lilac hedging. . .one of my most vivid memories from my childhood. . .this will be on the farm for sure.

Want a natural fence line with hedge plants or some perennial shrub plants in a flower bed.  Check out these beautiful ideas!

Top 10 Best Hedge Plants...by Zone

Want a natural fence line with hedge plants or some perennial shrub plants in a flower bed. Check out these beautiful ideas!

Natural fences constructed of shrubbery, trees, or flowering bushes are attractive and environmentally friendly havens for songbirds, butterflies, and other desirable fauna. These living fences also provide an eye-catching way to define your property’s boundaries, and they serve as effective and visually pleasing privacy screens—as the adage says, “good fences make good neighbors.” Here are 11 ideas for integrating a natural fence into your own property.

Living Fences: 11 Boundary-Setting Solutions

Natural fences constructed of shrubbery, trees, or flowering bushes are attractive and environmentally friendly havens for songbirds, butterflies, and other desirable fauna. These living fences also provide an eye-catching way to define your property’s boundaries, and they serve as effective and visually pleasing privacy screens—as the adage says, “good fences make good neighbors.” Here are 11 ideas for integrating a natural fence into your own property.

fast growing tree for a natural privacy fence.

fast growing tree for a natural privacy fence.

Natural fence

Natural fence

Pampas grass hedge-- may do this in back behind parking pad as a natural fence

Pampas grass hedge-- may do this in back behind parking pad as a natural fence

Wattle fencing originated in England and was traditionally woven with willow or hazel branches. However, it can incorporate a variety of twigs, reeds, or branches you find outdoors (namely oak, elder, hornbeam and ash).   Material-wise, it is an inexpensive option for fencing, garden walls, screens, or even raised bed planters because most of the material is repurposed from trimmings. Labor-wise, it is truly handmade and will take some time but will produce wonderfully varied, organic…

Wattle Fencing: A Cheap DIY Material for Modern Outdoor Spaces

Wattle fencing originated in England and was traditionally woven with willow or hazel branches. However, it can incorporate a variety of twigs, reeds, or branches you find outdoors (namely oak, elder, hornbeam and ash). Material-wise, it is an inexpensive option for fencing, garden walls, screens, or even raised bed planters because most of the material is repurposed from trimmings. Labor-wise, it is truly handmade and will take some time but will produce wonderfully varied, organic…

http://thehomesteadsurvival.com/24582/#.Ub-JKFfg9cw    Growing Living Fences on Your Homestead Project - front yard instead of wooden fence.

http://thehomesteadsurvival.com/24582/#.Ub-JKFfg9cw Growing Living Fences on Your Homestead Project - front yard instead of wooden fence.

Truesdale Landscaping | Best Trees and Plants for Privacy

Truesdale Landscaping | Best Trees and Plants for Privacy

Beautiful natural fence! $5 in sunflower seeds bought us 200 feet of privacy that was over 10 feet tall! Great boundary for kids too! Plant 2 rows!

Beautiful natural fence! $5 in sunflower seeds bought us 200 feet of privacy that was over 10 feet tall! Great boundary for kids too! Plant 2 rows!

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