I own a center hall colonial. My planting scheme in the front of the house
is going to be a bit formal. I was thinking of putting some skyrocket
junipers, and perhaps some oakleaf hydrangeas surrounded by boxwoods.
Wondering what else you might use in this situation. Going for a
I just really like the oakleaf's, thats why I wanted them in front. The
look we want is less leafy, but some blooming (if that makes any sense.)
I always see lots of plants in the nursery I like, I just never know where
to put them !! For example, saw a beautiful mockorange that I have no idea
where I would put three of them :)
I haven't forgotten you, just trying to come up with some ideas here.
I don't think you ever answered my questions, so help me out here.
How wide (how deep is the bed)?
Full sun, part sun, part shade, shade?
Evergreen since it's in front of the house?
Also, how about Irish Yew instead of the sky rocket junipers? The
have more girth, though they will get tall if you don't trim the tops.
One more observation on my part. If you put the narrow and tal
junipers (or any other tall plant that isn't rounded) on the oute
corners, then you will be accenting the boxy shape of the house. The
are like an exclamation point. You might want to look at som
landscape design books, especially on Colonial houses.
If it were my house, I would definately use evergreens as a base
especially in zone 5.
You should avoid the symmetric look. If this is for a foundation planting, I
would avoid skyrocket junipers since they really do skyrocket once
established. You want something that is a little slower growing. One common
mistake is also to plant too close to the house.
Where are you located?
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