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RE: Deluxe Hedge Pruning - A Touch Too Much? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: Skeena on 12.16.2013 at 02:14 pm in Conifers Forum

You make an excellent point Ken, my backyard has only 10% of the space your acreage affords. So it's going to take more effort for a natural look, plus we need to block out the adjacent properties.

Alley Cat, those are Taxus x media 'Hicksii' added to the border. Originally we'd planted maples in between, but it wasn't working for me. I'm adding a few more pictures to this thread since you and unprofessional are giving me the chance to showcase a couple beds - sorry folks!

Thanks for the kind comments Dave, you've seen a lot of these conifer gardens, so I appreciate that.

Part of my side border path.

A small bed featuring Juniperus procumbens 'Nana', Cedrus deodara 'Aurea' (possibly 'Aurea Robusta'), a high-grafted Picea glauca 'Pendula', and a couple Japanese Maples.

My hedge trimming ways began with these two Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold' plants, bought as 1 gallons some 8 years ago.

This pair of Taxus baccata 'Standishii' work well together for the short term.

Just a typical Picea abies 'Pendula' put to good use.

Enjoy, Tim.

This post was edited by Skeena on Sat, Dec 21, 13 at 13:43


Love the Japanese Maples and the red bloodgrass. The arborvitae as a screen in the background works well.
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