Thursday, November 17, 2016

Berry Nice

Last year, late in the year, I featured the wall on the west side of our house in a blog post. Our new place is what they call a zero property line. Translated...we are very close to our neighbors. We have five feet from our house to the wall or fence, and our neighbors have the same distance from the wall to their house.
I wasn't too fond of staring at the high boring brick wall. So we had a diamond shaped wire system installed ( think the horticultural or landscaping term is an espalier), and starting training a plant called Pyracantha on it. Anyway, the pyracantha vine is supposed to have red or orange berries in the Fall and Winter, and white blossoms in the Spring. The above photo was early last December. I was concerned because there were berries only on the left side. Okay, so you see a few on the right.
Don't laugh. Those are fake ones I wired in.
Well this year the Pyracantha has grown a bit more. ...and yes there are more berries, and on both sides,

making me very happy!

Linking to Good Fences: HERE


  1. oh, it's doing great! no fake berries needed!

  2. wow, i love makes a boring wall beautiful!

  3. That is gorgeous. What a great idea! And it seems to be doing very well. Yea!

  4. The perfect way to adorn your wall - I'm not sure I would have thought of it!

  5. Beautiful how the plant is growing and great idea to decorate the wall ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a peaceful weekend ~ ^_^

  6. Glad you don't need to resort to fake berries anymore!

    I see Pyracantha berries are appreciated by birds in the winter (although they can get intoxicated!).

  7. What a great way to train a plant to cover up a wall.

  8. A very interesting way to spruce up a wall!

  9. Wow that is a cool way to dress up your fence. I like the bright red berries.