Learn the secrets of an unforgettable South Carolina garden rooted in a love of land and home.
Photo: Ralph Lee Anderson
Not all fences are meant to contain. This diamond lattice version does three things: It serves as a backdrop for shorter plants such as 'Homestead Purple' verbena in the foreground, visually separates voluminous maiden grass from swamp sunflowers, and adds structure to the border without requiring too much space. How you anchor a freestanding fence is important too. Here, big-leaved verbascum grounds the front corner while weeping bald cypress frames the composition in the upper right corner.