Sunday, February 15, 2009

Privacy Screen (Cascadia Garden)

Hebe ochracea in front of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Blue Surprise’ May 2009

Aster in front of Juniperus chinensis ‘Blue Point November 2008

The double row of shrubs evolved along the north edge of the Cascadia Garden between 2003 & 2008. A tall Rosa ‘Queen Elizabeth’ remains from the rose garden period prior to 1992. Roses are not effective screens, but this gives a glimpse of neighboring lawn. In 2003 Thuja occidentalis ‘Yellow Ribbon’ & Juniperus chinensis ‘Blue Point’ were planted, the remaining shrubs were added in 2007. Screening was more effective with more evergreen shrubs.  Smaller shrubs & perennials are planted south of the screen, where they bask in full sun.

Privacy Screen Plant List
Shrubs: evergreen except as noted
Callicarpa bodinieri (Beautyberry): deciduous
Callistemon sieberi (Bottlebrush)
Rosa ‘Queen Elizabeth’ (Grandiflora Rose): deciduous

Fragaria vesca (Woodland Strawberry)
Geranium himalayense (Cranesbill)

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