I try and visit Sonoma’s Cornerstone Gardens as often as I can, as their gardens are constantly changing and I always see something new that I swear I’ve never seen before! I’ve written about them in the past, but this time I was really captivated by a few of the fences surrounding some of the gardens.
This one, for example, is just a simple wire fence with eucalyptus leaves stapled to it. While you might think it would be destroyed in a single season, here in California it’s lasted a few years.
Sometimes all that’s needed is a few slats of wood to suggest a fence. While it may not keep your dog confined to your garden, it’s enough to give the illusion of ‘walls’ to define spaces and create a feeling of intimacy.
This is such a simple idea, yet one that I’ve never seen before! It’s so basic, yet so beautiful. Rebar against wooden stakes with large twigs and branches. Beautiful!
This is one from Cornerstone’s Late Show, back in 2009, created by designers Kate and Ben Frey. I absolutely love how they used a traditional boring fence as the backdrop, placed rusty wire in the front and filled it with dried grasses.