The First Step...The background-as an art major you learn that the background is just as important as the foreground because it sets the tone for the entire composition. In the garden when choosing plants for your background it is important to look at all of your factors such as light, soil, and space. For us we knew that privacy was key but various species of evergreens would be too large in time. So I went with a fairly symmetrical approach across the back and in four years we are making progress. Diablo Ninebarks, Techney Arborvitae, existing Burning Bush, and a Douglas Fir to anchor the opposite corner.
Hostas are place holders until we widen the bed and continue to see how everything fills in
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