Privacy trees and bushes

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This past weekend was hard labor and driving around to pick up trees and bushes and mulch. We can only fit two trees/shrubs in the Subaru at a time so we made a few trips out. I finally finished planting the privacy shrubs along the long side of the fence facing the street. The before pictures really make me feel like I’m (slowly) making progress.

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Before in 2016
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After my husband put up the fence in March 2017.

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Last year I planted two Christmas Jewel® holly shrubs and two Dragon Lady Holly shrubs. I planted them in September which was a little late in the year for them to get settled in for the winter and they ended up with some frost burn. They are a little scraggly but starting to fill in a bit more.

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The two Dragon Lady holly shrubs I planted in June 2017.
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I added a Golden Leyland Cypress between the two holly shrubs in September 2017.

I needed a male holly and on my quest to find one I came back with a very scraggly Blue Prince holly that I got for free. I went to my local garden center and the owner told me that they had a rough winter and he couldn’t sell one to me so he gave it to me!

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You can almost see the Blue Prince holly shrub all the way to the right but to the left of the Christmas Jewel®. I prepped this area on Saturday and then dug holes and planted on Sunday. May 2018.

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From left to right: Dragon Lady Holly, Blue Ice Arizona Cypress, Emerald Green Arborvitae, two American Pillar Arborvitae, Blue Prince Holly and Christmas Jewel® Holly. Far end: Christmas Jewel® Holly, Golden Leyland Cypress and Dragon Lady Holly.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mom says:

    You’ve really transformed that area of fence. I can’t wait to see it in person!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. brg24 says:

    It looks great! I like how you specifically identify each plant. That is very helpful to those who are looking for trees or shrubs that may work in their own yard

    Liked by 1 person

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