Garden Moments: Dress up a wall or fence

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Nationally recognized gardening expert Melinda Myers helps everyday gardeners find success and ease in the garden through her Melinda’s Garden Moment television segments. Melinda shares tips that hold the key to gardening success, learned through her more than 30 years of horticulture experience.  New Melinda’s Garden Moment web tips will be added throughout the growing season, so be sure to check back for timely, seasonal tips to help you be successful in your gardens!

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Dress Up a Wall or Fence

Dress up walls and fences with planters, garden art and upcycled items.

Old bed springs provide a unique support for a morning glory, adding a bit of greenery to this brick wall. While these vines provide shade and screening for a chicken coop.

A section of an old picket fence creates the perfect backdrop for this display, diverting your attention away from the chain link fence to the garden art.

The walls of these sheds had a makeover. The old window frame and shutters create an inviting space to sit while this shed’s front décor makes for an attractive storage space.

This large antique window box is the perfect size, framing the windows and this outdoor space. The shade tolerant begonias, coleus, wire vine, coral bells, and perennial geraniums create a complementary combination.

A $5 yard sale treasure finds a new home among the ferns and astilbes.

A bit more information: Put the artist in your life to work creating a masterpiece on a section of your fence or wall of a shed. It could create a visual extension of your garden or serve as a focal point that reflects your personality.

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About Melinda Myers
Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine. She has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening and the Midwest Gardener’s Handbook. She hosts the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment segments which air on over 135 TV and radio stations throughout the U.S.  Myers is also the host of the recently released The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series.  Melinda writes a regular column for Wisconsin Gardening and Chicagoland Gardening magazines. She also writes the twice monthly Gardeners’ Questions” newspaper column. Melinda hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio program for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of Great Lakes Gardener on PBS. Melinda has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. She’s the recipient of the American Horticultural Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators. Myers’ website,, features gardening videos, podcasts, monthly gardening checklists and more.

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