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Old 04-27-2012, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Ok, I forgot what species of crepe these are but they don't get much taller than what you see. The purple bushes are lorepetulum shrubs-I just shaped them to look like small trees. When I purchased the house all it had was some low growing junipers-I think this looks much better. Dont know about enhancing the architecture but I like my current plants.
LOL ooh. Drama in the Gardening Forum. I think what BD means is that usually landscape designers advise not letting shrubs/trees grow in front of the window.

For instance, the LP would be at the sides of the windows, and a shorter plant would be underneath the windows. You could accomplish this by enlarging the foundation beds and then (LOL) digging out and replanting the shrubs, or hiring someone to do it. A lot of people think it looks better, but it is a matter of personal taste, I guess.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Smoke tree belongs right there.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Lilburn
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LOL ooh. Drama in the Gardening Forum. I think what BD means is that usually landscape designers advise not letting shrubs/trees grow in front of the window.

For instance, the LP would be at the sides of the windows, and a shorter plant would be underneath the windows. You could accomplish this by enlarging the foundation beds and then (LOL) digging out and replanting the shrubs, or hiring someone to do it. A lot of people think it looks better, but it is a matter of personal taste, I guess.
oh no drama, I like the shrubs in front of the window, allows me a spy on the neighbors without them seeing me. Alright folks, I won't be changing my existing landscaping, thanks for the help with the trees. I like a lot of them and will choose one. Oh and Cittic, here is a pic of my jm's in the back yard.

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Lilburn
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Smoke tree belongs right there.
Oooohh, I like this also
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:07 PM
 
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Ok, I forgot what species of crepe these are but they don't get much taller than what you see. The purple bushes are lorepetulum shrubs-I just shaped them to look like small trees. When I purchased the house all it had was some low growing junipers-I think this looks much better. Dont know about enhancing the architecture but I like my current plants.
Edit:by the way folks, I can take the criticism but I am not a professional landscaper and everything you see, I planted- I am just trying to make the yard look good on a limited budget.
No problem. Don't take my input personally and yes your house has some really good bones. Your loropetulum are beautiful but are distractions and out of place. As far as the myrtles if your happy with the placement

Just offering my opinion.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:10 PM
 
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LOL ooh. Drama in the Gardening Forum. I think what BD means is that usually landscape designers advise not letting shrubs/trees grow in front of the window.

For instance, the LP would be at the sides of the windows, and a shorter plant would be underneath the windows. You could accomplish this by enlarging the foundation beds and then (LOL) digging out and replanting the shrubs, or hiring someone to do it. A lot of people think it looks better, but it is a matter of personal taste, I guess.
Yup. One of many possible scenarios.
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