Is it old or is it vintage? Morrison pointed out, "When a garden fence becomes old and worn, the first instinct is to cover it with vines. But a weathered look becomes an asset when it’s used as the canvas for a focal point wall with old-world refinement." This vignette is from Sweet's Los Altos, California garden where succulents are happy year-round. Other touches, such as the faux-bois planter would work in any climate.