A Swell Fencing and Privacy Screen Idea

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While in St. Lucia I was given a tour of Jade Mountain eco resort. I’ll save the interesting gardening and botanical design features for another day; however, take a look at this simple, yet elegant fencing or privacy screen idea. We found this in the parking lot of all places. When you’re the #1 resort in the Caribbean, you leave no detail or corner unaccounted for.

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Here’s a close up on the construction to give you a better idea of how it is put together. I have no idea what kind of wood they are using here but I’d imagine you could find some long, flexible strips in an affordable material that would work. It looks a bit labor-intensive with such thin strips, so a nail gun would be necessary to make easier work of it.

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The hanging basket combination, a staghorn fern and some kind of caladium(?) is pretty cool too.

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Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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8 thoughts on “A Swell Fencing and Privacy Screen Idea

  1. You’re right that it looks like something has been painted on but perhaps not necessary depending on the wood. And there are lots of low VOC and nontoxic sealers on the market now that would do the job.

  2. The wood is beautiful on this screen. I got married in St. Lucia – stayed at the amazing Ladera – hope you got to see it or at least dine at Dasheene. Wasn’t this island so lush? Gotta love the hairpin turns too!

  3. Wendy: We stayed in Soufriere so drove past Ladera but did not see it. We were fortunate to stay with a friend on an organic farm.

    Coming from ultra, ultra lush Dominica, I found St. Lucia to be much dryer and sparser.

  4. Those staghorn ferns are great for imparting a lush tropical feel, especially when paired up with wood tones! I haven’t seen caladiums like that before either…

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