The high school where I work just built a new sign at the entrance from the main road. Within days of being built, it was vandalized. So last week my principal asked me if I could suggest some landscaping for around the sign that might discourage hooligans from getting up close to the sign and defacing it.
Of course, I had already been landscaping the sign in my mind since the beginning of the school year, but now with the principal’s specific parameters, I am ready to offer a real plan. Any ideas, readers?
It is full sun (sign faces east/west), crap soil, no irrigation. The plants have to be fairly low so that the sign stays readable. I like the idea of some natives. I am specifically struggling with how to shape the bed, and with what to stick between the sign and the sidewalk. Here’s a picture:
Readers who suggest something that actually gets planted will receive a jar of my special homemade Black Walnut Chutney. Not really, but seriously I will be grateful for your suggestions!