A Screen that is a Garden
On a semi-rural lot, a neighbor has erected a bright white privacy fence, functional, but stark. It was my intention, with or without the existence of a fence, to plant a screening bed along the lot line.
With ample room for some depth to the bed and a profusion of plant choices, my question is: how does one layer plants to create a garden, as opposed to a rigid, perfunctory screen? Because it is along a lot line, the space is naturally linear, but straight lines are not desired.
The challenge for me is to break away from seeing that straight line, and visualize something else. Is there a way to play with this in sketches? There is a wide, curved path planned that will sweep toward, then away from the lot line, but otherwise the slate is blank.
Just writing down the question helps!