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Colonial Home (lots of potential!)

Posted by allensd23 virginia (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 3, 07 at 14:46

Need help/suggestions as to how I should landscape around my home. I own a 1930's brick/slate colonial with a lot of potential.


Since I moved in during the spring of '05 I have removed many over grown shrubs, miles of english ivy (which had grown up the sides of the home and into the windows)and removed 16 (large over 30" in diameter) trees and brought in 19 tandem loads of fill dirt and top soil. Now I am ready to landscape the front of my home. I have put in 4 English boxwoods and several rhododedrons. The boxwoods are between 28 and 34" though you can't tell as my windows are almost 5' from the ground. These purchases were simply to have "something" in front of my house until I could dedicate the time and money to landscape. That time is now and I would very much like to hear your opinions, suggestions, etc. Pictures speak volumes, so if have some that might inspire please share.

Note: I favor traditional southern plantings and I will do all the work myself - no job is too big.

Thanks in advance!


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RE: Colonial Home (lots of potential!)

Scott: If you have not realized yet the traffic in the Gallery section of this forum is very light. My suggestion would be to repost this question in the Discussion side, or at least put a post over there that reference this post.

- Brent

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