Two Hicks Upright Yews Planted Behind Oakleaf Hydrangeas - October 2021
Fall shrub planting has included 8 Hicks upright Yews - in 2 locations so far. First the pair for the (eventual) Block I topiary. And then, last week a very SMALL hedge (in planning stage) of six more Yews along the south border in the backyard. And a trio of dwarf Green Gem boxwoods. Today's post is almost a year in coming but features two more upright Yews - planted close to the fence in one of our shade beds.
You can see one of the two #1 Yews that I planted in the ground in the photo below:
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She then goes on to include this sketch showing what she's talking about (again I want to be clear here: This is NOT my sketch below. I'm posting it here because there is no web link to it. I've included links to similar source material in the captions. Also...once again: If you are interested in learning about gardening...You should subscribe to her newsletter here. Or, go read her gardening in layers post here for the same info.
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I initially planted all seven in a group, but after just one growing season, I realized that they were too close to the fence. They would have been fine in their spot, but when I say 'too close' to the fence, I mean that I want to plant some things *behind* them. (More on that in a different post to come.) Thus, I dug up all of them and moved them out a few feet from the fence.