Northside Mixed Flowering Shrub Exploration - April 2022
Shrub exploration post number five (today) focuses on the north side bed that is bordered by the firewood rack on one side and our Dawn Redwood on the other. This 'thinking out loud' exploration post on shrubs follows on the previous four including the lilac replacement, a mixed evergreen/dwarf hydrangea planting, the base on our espaliered Linden trees and just yesterday, a mixed privacy border by our fire pit area.
Today is a spot that I talked about in my original 'shrubs as my #1 priority' post in March that - per the plan - calls for a series of Chicago Lustre Arrowwood Viburnum. Looking at that area in the plan, you'll see a row of Viburnum below:
Knowing that I'm looking to transplant the four Lilacs from the shade, it seems that this is a good spot for them to land. They take the place of a couple of the Viburums in the plan. And, I think would be nice if they, too, were 'backed' by an evergreen layer. Here's my current exploration below in an annotated photo: