Some women like shoes...I like plants. I dream about combinations and I study garden design whenever I have a free moment.
What I like about the garden below is how the placement of the maples and other shrubs have created depth in this garden. It is private and cozy. Exactly what I am looking for.
I continue to work on our perimeter plantings against the side fence in the back yard. The three Mohawk Viburnum that I planted 5 years ago have grown nicely but they have never been dense enough to give us the privacy that we need. I do not want to see the street! What I enjoyed about them was their spring blooms and unstructured shape. After thinking long and hard, I decided they needed to come out of this spot so that we could get the dramatic backdrop in the garden that I am after.
Mohawk Viburnum gone..
In go Techny Arborvitae....
The combination of trees and shrubs along the fence have evolved over the years. With light issues and preexisting trees to contend with we have finally found a grouping of plants that we like.
Purple Cone Spruce
Looking forward to them all filling in over time.