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#1 Zaphod_Beeblebrox

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 11:30 AM

"Winter" (it is currently 79°) is the time I do my landscaping while most plants are dormant. Last week I went and got 26 azealia plants that were originally planted in 1955. Creating a hedge across the front of my property. Before we pruned them back, they were 7' tall and 4' wide.

Tuesday I am picking up 6 fully grown blueberry bushes. They are pruned to 4ft high and 4ft wide. A blueberry farm is reducing their rows a little. Blueberries require acidic soil which I will use fresh pine straw to keep it that way.

What plants would you use to create height among the bushes in a landscape island? Also what acid loving flowering plants would go well low?
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#2 Zaphod_Beeblebrox

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 11:37 AM

I can make the landscaping island very large. I have a big area of just lawn to use.

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 12:54 PM

I don’t have good advice. I’m tilling my yard and planting wildflower mix this spring.
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Posted 11 January 2020 - 03:09 PM

I don't know what grows well down there, but if. I ever live where they can grow and need something tall, some of those skinny cedars always looked so cool to me.
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Posted 11 January 2020 - 03:20 PM

Bamboo. Tall and grows quickly. Plus it has many uses from building materials to weapons in case of a zombie outbreak.
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#6 Zaphod_Beeblebrox

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 04:02 PM

I had bamboo get out of control at my last house. Thinking about banana trees but I would need to set stone or wood in the ground to separate the bananas and blueberry. Banana spreads quickly here.

Edited by Zaphod_Beeblebrox, 11 January 2020 - 04:03 PM.

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#7 Matt

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 04:25 PM

Oleander? As long as your dogs aren’t the stupid type that eat your plants, you’ll be fine
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Posted 11 January 2020 - 06:24 PM

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:26 PM

The blueberry bushes were a major score. Pic is half way loaded. We were able to fit 7 bushes with full root balls. The bushes are 8 years old and have been pruned every year. So happy with the deal. They guy chatted with us the whole time we dug them up and loaded them. We agreed on $10 a bush, which is a steal. When I went to pay him he said just $50.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:03 PM

Nice


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