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How would you landscape this area?

Posted by donnaroe 5 (My Page) on
Fri, May 2, 14 at 20:08

I have made so many mistakes over the 25 years we have lived here. Last year, we removed two overgrown upright yews from either side of this area. One stump remains on the left side (you may see it) because my son messed up his saw blade trying to cut it off. A friend helped me with some of her ideas, which contain many roses, which are pretty labor intensive to take care of. I do love roses, but wonder if I would have the time to properly maintain them. What would you choose for this area? I would ideally like some shrubs and some perennials of some kind. There are about 8 clumps of daylillies coming up which I could easily move. A red climbing rose will be going on the arbor. I will post another view from the left side near our patio, looking toward this section. I am in North Canton, Ohio, about 60 miles south of Cleveland. It is an east facing exposure, with sun being there from approx 7 am-3 pm in the summer.

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RE: How would you landscape this area?

what strikes my eye.. immediately ...

is the height of the house ... versus the depth of the bed ...

and that is why i would look for some very strong verticals ...

look into thuja de groots spire ...


RE: How would you landscape this area?

View from beyond the patio. I know what you are saying, Ken. My husband turns 75 this year and is getting tired of trimming bushes. I found some 'Lemon Thread False Cypress" yesterday at Lowes and the average size of these is 3'-5', with a 2'-4' width. What do you think? The plot is around 30' from side to side at the widest part and around 10' wide at the widest part in the middle of the semi circle. The pyramidal yews that we took out had reached the roof. They were incredibly ugly, but the birds sure loved to sit in them.

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