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Houses and apartment blocks have a bad habit of resembling harsh, square boxes where visual sterility rules the roost. This sad appearance, however, can be completely altered into something extremely welcoming if provision for climbing plants is factored into their design or, with careful thought, incorporated after construction is complete.
Climbing plants can also be used to create a touch of vibrant life to older buildings of all kinds, thus transforming them from ‘negative boxes’ in to abodes of warmth and beauty.
Architectural plans for new buildings should include purpose designed planting boxes either as an integral part of exterior walls, passageways and gate entrances, while free-standing containers and an array of artistic planters (the size varies according to the species of the climber) can, when correctly placed and spaced, bring about amazingly eye-catching changes to older homes and even to office blocks and schools. Continue reading