?, a wall dividing two gardens
My young daughter has a fascination of all things Asian (courtesy of manga art of all things!) Last year she decided to make a Japanese garden in an area between a stone wall and our vegtable garden. It was fascinating to watch her research and design her space. She came up with a "sea" of gravel and a small Island created from the only rock in our yard (zone 6 and ALL sand:>)plus a small wild blueberry bush. She also put a lantern and bench in her garden.
This year she hopes to add Japanese plantings and a tea house. The problem is that when you sit on the bench to relax, you can see the vegetable garden (divided from her garden by a simple three foot high garden fence.) While the veggie garden looks bountiful and busy, we want to hide it from view when you are sitting in the Japanese space.
We looked at bamboo fence, we figure we need eight to ten feet of "something" to hide the view. But we were not sure if the bamboo has to be brought in in the fall due to our zones cold winters. Also the fencing is a bit expensive for a 14 year old to finance!
We are wondering if any of you have any other ideas. Could she plant some sort of grass or bamboo in the area of the fence that would hide the view? Is bamboo fencing worth the investment? Any other ideas would really be appreciated! Thank you, Susan for Julie