Use Lattice as a Screen A fence and carefully chosen plants insulate a side yard. -- A clamoring vine -- here, Boston ivy -- softens hardscape edges and adds another layer of privacy. -- A door is a distinctive, uninterrupted signal of a private space; fitted with a small section of latticework, it includes a decorative element that repeats the design in the fence.
Secret Garden With a structure to grow on, plants can create living walls that offer privacy and seclusion. Here, a cedar arbor boasts a dense covering of roses that forms a natural "roof," while a boxwood shrub anchors the base of each column. The result is an intimate seating area that can be used for relaxing or dining.