• Glenn Wilson
    Here in San Miguel de Allende one has to assume that everyone loves walls. High walls outline the entire property line of each parcel of land. It is, usually, only from the third or higher floors and azotea that one can see beyond the confines of home and patio or garden. The walls along parts of my garden are 15 feet high and along the back wall of the house almost 20 feet. These are substantial barriers.

    This week we painted in the delightful and colorful garden of Sally Dorsey and Herb Miller. On entering, I noticed that there were only waist-high walls along the driveway that separated their property from neighbors. With these low walls, particularly in the case of the uphill property, it looks and feels like Sally and Herb are in the middle of a natural area with a stream, agaves, yuccas, mesquites, cactus, as well as other shrubs and trees. On the low wall, instead of spikes or broken bottles, are large potted plants that effectively frame this natural area from any vantage point.

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