SQUEEZE PLAY: Landscape architect Rita Hodge added tall black bamboo and lower-growing perennials to soften this narrow, vertical entry. Photo: Ralph Smith Photography / handout

Vertical gardening takes plants to new heights

SQUEEZE PLAY: Landscape architect Rita Hodge added tall black bamboo and lower-growing perennials to soften this narrow, vertical entry. Photo: Ralph Smith Photography / handout - My Wonder Garden

“Columar Hornbeam Tree” - 'LOVE' for privacy in tight places. Will grow above the 6 ft. fence line - Nice ! Would look beautiful decorated in white lights also to light the pathway at night !

“columnar hornbeam tree” - 'LOVE' for privacy in tight places. Will grow above the 6 ft. fence line - Nice ! Would look beautiful decorated in white lights also to light the pathway at night !

Contemporary steel & timber pergola draped in Boston Ivy

use inexpensive welded wire fabric over rough sawn wood framing to support Hacienda Creeper vines. All this growth took less than one year. It& easy for them to climb the walls unassisted especially after we sandblasted the paint off the masonry block.

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Dave Pederson design: "A narrow side yard can indeed look interesting. This modern home didn't have much room so Dave used Sanseiveria to add interest to the concrete walls of the home and perimeter w (Step House Walkways)

hornbeam trees can become a living fence and hide you from everyone

APLD 2010 International Landscape Design Merit Award Winner Richard G Shuster, RG Shuster & Company, Southampton, NY

Robert Mills is an award winning Architect in Australia, specialising in commercial & luxurious residential architecture & interior design.

Robert Mills is an award winning Architect in Australia, specialising in commercial & luxurious residential architecture & interior design.

Entry path from Victorian home renovation by B.E Architecture. Photography: Derek Swalwell | Styling: Julia Green | Story: Australian House & Garden

Glamorous Victorian Home Renovation By B.E Architecture

Horticulturist Hendrik Van Leeuwen’s garden offers much food for thought. It’s a shining example of a [productive urban garden](http://www.homestolove.com.au/ripe-for-the-picking-a-productive-urban-garden-3508) and it shows how we could all make better use of our backyards. *Project: [Van Leeuwen Green](http://www.vanleeuwengreen.com/) | Photography: Claire Takacs*

12 Inspiring Suburban Gardens

Horticulturist Hendrik Van Leeuwen’s garden is a shining example of a productive urban garden and shows how we could make better use of our backyards.

Heliconias & Xanadu, Tiger Grass background

Urban oasis: Family-friendly garden makeover

Heliconias & Xanadu, Tiger Grass background

Photograph by Marion Brenner. For more of this San Francisco project by Monica Viarengo, see Mission Accomplished: A Modern Mosaic Garden in SF. Risseu is a traditional pebble-mosaic technique common in Genoa, Viarengo’s hometown in Italy.

Hardscaping 101: River Rocks

Photograph by Marion Brenner. For more of this San Francisco project by Monica Viarengo, see Mission Accomplished: A Modern Mosaic Garden in SF. Risseu is a traditional pebble-mosaic technique common in Genoa, Viarengo’s hometown in Italy.

Creeping fig climbs walls and wood easily but does not damage them the way ivy does. It does not wend it's way under slats and shingles either.

Awesome Inspirations to Make Wall Climbing Plants on Your Backyards Home - DecOMG

SQUEEZE PLAY: Landscape architect Rita Hodge added tall black bamboo and lower-growing perennials to soften this narrow, vertical entry. Photo: Ralph Smith Photography / handout

SQUEEZE PLAY: Landscape architect Rita Hodge added tall black bamboo and lower-growing perennials to soften this narrow, vertical entry. Photo: Ralph Smith Photography / handout - My Wonder Garden

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