Rose/Clematis Privacy Screen

boxofrox(z8 PNW)June 1, 2010

Inspite of the dismal 3 day holiday drizzle, we were able to just about complete our latest birthday project for our niece. Her and her husband's birthdays are a day apart and ever since they bought their first house, we've been doing projects for their birthdays (we have no children so none are being neglected in the process :-) Most of the new construction nowadays gives you lots of house and little yard and precious little privacy. The first year we built a long arbor for wisteria and the like to block 5 of their neighbor's windows. After building a new deck last year that elevated their recreating area and decreased their privacy by a couple of feet, we decided to build a privacy screen/trellis that wrapped around the corner. At the end of last year, we set the posts, did the rough framing and planted a couple of climbers. This w/e, short of a little staining, we finished them off. Here's a few shots from various angles...............

First years project now covered with Amethyst Falls wisteria

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vuwugarden(Central TX 8b)

Um, can you adopt me too? :-)

Outstanding workmanship!!!

Your niece is one lucky girl!

Take care,

Audrey

    Bookmark   June 1, 2010 at 11:30AM
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ingrid_vc(Z10 SoCal)

Beautifully done, and how nice of you to do this for them. It will be gorgeous when it's covered with plants.

Ingrid

    Bookmark   June 1, 2010 at 12:22PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Wow!! Incredible workmanship!! They are so lucky to have such a talented uncle!! Probably gave you a lot of satisfaction as well.

Well done!!

Carol

    Bookmark   June 1, 2010 at 7:22PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

What ingenious designs and layouts--tactfully shutting out the neighbors' prying eyes with beautiful well-placed structures. They will be gorgeous when the plants grow and bloom. Please post more pics then so we can enjoy and admire the final outcome.

Kate

    Bookmark   June 1, 2010 at 7:55PM
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boxofrox(z8 PNW)

Thanks to all :-)

The plan calls for the two Cecile Brunners to be accompanied with two carmine/magenta clematis on the one section and the other section gets two purple clematis with a Dream Weaver (pink) and a Royal Sunset (peach). Should be function and form in one fell swoop when they's all growed up ;-)

    Bookmark   June 1, 2010 at 9:58PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

You sure do great work. It is really beautiful. It should be stunning after being planted.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2010 at 10:31AM
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boxofrox(z8 PNW)

Thanks Rita, I'm just one of those 'necessity's a mutha' kinds who tries to design functional forms ;-)

    Bookmark   June 2, 2010 at 3:01PM
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zeffyrose_pa6b7(6b7)

beautiful construction----

Florence

    Bookmark   June 2, 2010 at 10:32PM
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lovemysheltie(5/6 Chicago)

WOW! Phenomenal. And please adopt me :D I'll be the bestest niece ever! ;-D

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 12:12AM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Excellent. Win win all around.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 12:48AM
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boxofrox(z8 PNW)

Normally I would have a tendency to be more accomodating but two spoiled rotten little brat nieces are about as much as I can afford at this point in time ;-)

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 10:55AM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Ohhh that is nice Boxofrox! Be sure to take lots of pics in the future.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 1:46PM
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serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)

Wow, I am so impressed Boxo! What a lovely place your niece's garden will be! I just love the color of the wood/staining and the trellis will be heavenly with the clematis and roses! Now all I have to do is sit back and watch that Royal Sunset do its blooming magic, hehe! I've got my Royal Sunset, but it ain't doing a thing now except for steadily growing. A nice healthy own root, but it's still way too young to be "mass-producing, lol!" and I have yet to see a bud on it! (crossing my fingers that I won't have to wait all the way until July, haha!)

    Bookmark   June 5, 2010 at 3:01AM
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greenhaven(SW MI z6)

If you are still deciding on a carmine/magenta clem I would recommend Voluceau.

Your workmanship is outstanding!

    Bookmark   June 5, 2010 at 9:56AM
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