Great Garden Cover-Ups
Break Up a Brick Wall
Break up monotonous expanses of attractive masonry with decorations and vines. In this case, green birdhouses and leafy trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans) are perfect foils to the red brick. Hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) frames the bottom of the wall. Select clinging vines like ivy and Virginia creeper for growing on masonry walls; twining vines like clematis can also be used, but require added supports.