My awesome new house has come with a rather insubstantial “hedge.” With each bush placed about six feet apart, I may actually pay off my law school loans before it actually grows together and provides some privacy.
As I was looking at pictures on my ever-changing digital picture frame (what a great invention!), I saw a quick glimpse of the Thai Garden at Olbrich Botanical Garden in Madison– and they had fronted their hedge with some gorgeous cannas and castor beans– what a great foliage contrast! And inexpensive… I’ll have to try it.
Any other ideas?