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Friday, April 3, 2009

What is your best idea??


For a succulent plant for me to plant along one edge of a chain link fence, that could grow relatively fast, and to a height of at least 4 ft. I am thinking a big clump of aloe. It needs to be able to hide my a/c unit too! Any good to great ideas pop into mind????
PHOTO CREDIT- Daves Garden

13 comments:

Claude said...

While a regular aloe will work, The first thing I thought of was the climbing aloe, Aloe ciliaris var. ciliaris, a plant that I've always wanted but never really had the room to grow... it could be trained to grow right up that chain link fence... It has orange blooms too... but lets see what others come up with...

yoon see said...

You certainly got an good idea here Julie, other than that.....do you like wooden fence that can provide asthetic & protection purposes?

Julie said...

OOOHHH...Claude...I have always likes that variety also...great idea!!! Thanks!

Outside In said...

Seems like Aloe would work by the fence if they are fast growers.
Otherwise, Ornamental grass is also a great way to hide ac units.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I don't know much about gardening in the tropical weather you have Julie. The Aloe you have pictured is pretty. It will be interesting to see what you plant.

messyfish said...

no idea...i am not helpful at all...dont ask me...ummmm....huh?....
cant wait to see what you choose though! ;-)

Lynn said...

Just don't plant too closely to the a/c unit. I understand that they need to be free of debris.

Teri C said...

Now I even learned something! I didn't know there was a climbing aloe!

Margaret Ann said...

OMG! That plant is huge!!! What a fabulous lush photo!

Question...Actually...just a thought...Do you not need to keep a margin around your air conditioner for air circulation?

Julie said...

Margaret- the a/c unit is about 5 ft. away from the fence...the fence is just in front of where you could block the view of it from the street!

Julie said...

Cathy...great idea using a large ornamental grass. I doubt they would need much water either, once established!!! Thanks for this idea!!!!

marianne said...

Great idea!
can´t wait to see the pictures once realized!

Laura Z said...

How about a crassula tetragonia? or a baby jade? They get tall.
good luck,
L