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Re: update on garden/bottle brush

Right, the BB Buckeye would use up your space AND your neighbor's.  You'd
need more vertical or at least vase-shaped shrubs.  I don't have the vivid
imagination Chris has, but if it is a traffic area, how about some
viburnums, like Burkwood for fragrance?   If you really want to screen the
area, get your shrubs selected first so they can get started.  Remember that
you will lose some of that sun once the shrubs get taller, so select for
your perennial plants ones that won't necessarily need full sun.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2004 9:13 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] update on garden/bottle brush

> > http://illianagardenpond.org/southside.jpg
> Hi Donna,
>    I agree with Kitty -- that doesn't look like 16 feet.  Maybe eight?
>    At any rate, I think that's a perfect space!  I wish I had a location
>    like that.  :)
>    I can picture all kinds of things there.  My first thought is a
>    meandering path through a cottage-style garden.
>    My next thought is mixture of shrubs and perennials.  I can see some
>    nice Ilex verticillata 'Bonfire' (deciduous hollies), a patch of
>    (sweet fern), some Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (bearberry), and a nice
>    scrambling Lonicera prolifera (a climbing honeysuckle) interspersed
>    with various perennials like Anthemis tinctoria 'Hollandaise', various
>    lilies, Knautia macedonica, etc...
>    Mostly I'm just jealous because it appears to get some sun.  :)
>    As far as Aesculus parviflora (bottlebrush buckeye) is concerned, I
>    think it's too wide and spreading for that spot.  I've seen plants
>    reach 15' in diameter -- your house would be overrun!
> Chris
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