Chain Link Fence Haters, Do You Still Hate?

IMG_7829, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

If you plant a nice flowering bush next to the chain link fence it’s not so bad. But wait a second, then why do you need the fence? Does it provide support?

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  • POP, be sure to check out the house a few blocks down at 4th and Varnum in about a month.

    Their yard is amazing

  • I think it prevents anyone from cutting through.

  • I don’t hate the chain link if it’s maintained. It’s a symbol of working class neighborhoods all across this country and I am proud of what it represents- my chevy factory working grandfather has had one forever. It’s not garish, it’s functional. I think wrought iron is historically accurate for this neighborhood but it is very expensive.

  • My dad has a honeysuckle plant winding all around our chain link fence. I don’t know about the flowering bush, but our honeysuckle needed the fence for support (and thrived beautifully with the fence’s assistance)

  • Since it’s shrubs and not a vine, I don’t think the fence is needed for support. My guess is that the fence predates the shrubs, so it took them some time to fill out and eliminate the perceived need for a fence. Now I’m guessing it would be pretty tough to remove the fence without disturbing the plants.

  • hmm, I walked by that house the other day and wondered the same thing. People must have been in love with chain link fences back the the day, but now it’s time to go…
    The hedge is photinia (or “red tips” for very obvious reasons)…no flowers but the new leaves are bright red and will turn green when they mature.

  • It keeps those doggies from dropping in on the yard.

  • …or kept the kids from running into the street.

  • And maybe keeps their doggies from hopping out of the yard?

  • chain link is an abomination.

  • That is a handsome shrub. Does anyone know what it is? I’m in need of some nice foundation plantings.

  • Sorry, just now see that someone already named the shrub.

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