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Spirea – An Old-fashion, Ornamental Shrub


The Spirea is native to eastern Asia. Many types of Spirea fall into the old fashioned deciduous shrub category. These shrubs have graced the residential landscape with lovely springtime blossoms for over a century. The spirea shrub is a very nostalgic plant for us as it perhaps is for many people. It was in our […]

Screening with Plants

This evergreen taxus hedge provides screening from the street, adding a degree of privacy to the front yard. The use of this plant selection combined with the masonry stone column creates a very architectural feature for the entry drive.

Evergreens and other plants can be used to create various screening effects for privacy in the yard. Use the plant’s characteristics of leaf size and branching to screen views. Plants are probably the most flexible to use for screening. There is no need for wood posts or masonry columns, footings, gravel bases, or even perhaps […]

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