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A Hedge Opening as a "Gate" Into the Yard

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Many plant-lovers like to keep "hardscape" structures (e.g., fences and walls) to a minimum in their landscaping. Hedge plants can be a great substitute.
The opening in the hedge functions as a

The opening in the hedge functions as a "gate" onto the property -- except it's always open!

David Beaulieu

So far, where the division between the street and one's property has been marked by some sort of physical barrier, we've seen fences and walls. But for those who disdain such "hardscape," you have an alternative that rests squarely in the plant kingdom: hedges. An example is provided in the picture above. Visitors coming from the street must pass through an opening in the hedge to approach the front door entrance, utilizing a flagstone pathway.

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