Cool colours and beautiful textures with small leafed Westringia and Santolina(?) by Secret Gardens of Sydney. Not only do fine-leaved plants withstand heavy coastal winds, but they look great when mass planted adjacent to other fine-leaved plants.
Espalier: crabapple can be planted inches from an exterior wall. Position espaliered trees on the patio or deck to create a living privacy screen. Or go old-style and grow apple trees horizontally for easy access to the fruit.
We live in a newer neighborhood with few fences. I like that the landscape is void of the visual clutter fences can create. However, I do secretly long for a lovely white picket fence with a precious little garden gate.