Building a Living Fence: Osage orange trees (Maclura pomifera), also called hedge apple or horse apple. For an incredibly tough, enduring windbreak that’s a major player in a local ecology, probably nothing surpasses Osage orange.
trellis laid on an angle for climbing plants; good solution for heavier climbers (quash, watermelon) b/c of thickness & strength of wood panel. Once the vines start climbing the trellis, they provide shade for lettuces underneath.
Beautiful evergreen trees with a water pond in the middle that goes and goes. This is a place to get away from it all. Just sit and still quiteness, except that from nature. Love the sound of the water singing.
I love all of this - outdoor fire pits and the modern idea of combining stepping stones as a staircase along with the gray that is really popular in design everywhere right now makes this landscaping look great!
Here's a "grow-your-own fence" - the pollarded willows not only supply the withes, they're also the fence posts at Appeltern Gardens -- BelleWood-Gardens - Diary - Love the idea of the living fence posts!
Floating gardens in Landskrona, Sweden Garden Guild Contest. Every August, contestants build little garden environments on a raft. And while you might not have your own moat, we could see these mini gardens as inspirations for a patio or a small yard.