Garden Photo of the Day

A rusty privacy screen inspires a planting

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Photo/Illustration: Danielle Sherry

Barbara Weirich’s husband is a metal fabricator, and he created this privacy screen for her garden in Benton Harbor, Michigan. It’s at the end of a long, narrow alleyway in her garden, and camouflages a utility pole in the background. She reinforced its linear nature with spiky horsetails, and echoed its deep, rusty color with nearby ornamental grasses and towering burgundy castor beans.

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  1. StoneArt 05/27/2010

    That pretty cool, makes a great backdrop. And one big advantage of having that gorgeous rusty colour is that you don't need to worry about rust or paint!

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  4. greengenes 08/01/2014

    Oh! I so love this! I have a certain area that I want a fence put in to block a nasty view and this would work perfectly! I love the metal and the coloring.My desire is to get a plasma cutter! You did a wonderful job on the design as well. Are they individual pieces or is it one piece that has been folded or welded? I like the castor bean in the background, too. And of course the main beauty is the effect of verticalness with the horsetail an metal! Oh thanks for sharing!

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