Update: Northside Mixed Bed Planted - April 2022
Earlier this month, as part of a series of garden bed 'slices', I did some shrub exploration posts including the 'Lilac Replacement' section and the 'Northside Mixed Bed' that kind of worked together. They both required some upright evergreens, but the Lilacs needed to be transplanted from one section to the other. Earlier this week, I got started by planting the upright evergreens - three Green Giant Thujas - in each section. From there, I dug up and transplanted the four Lilac shrubs (2 Nocture, 2 Common) in the Northside bed.
Before I did the planting, I removed some of the lower, but still large limbs on the Hackberry tree to make sure these were getting the most sun they could get in this spot. Below is a look at the couple of cuts I made with my extension saw: