Tim Simounet at englewoodlandscapes.com
Balance – Continuity – Repetition – Scale
Contrast - Leaf Textures – Mix conifer (needle) with broad leaf, course surface with smooth, small leaf with large leaves.
Mix shades of green leaves, different shaped plants add contrast too.
IMPORTANT! Is it Cold Hardy? Read the label. Plants to Zone 6 for the Tri- Cities although there are a few exceptions and our areas have some warm “microclimate” pockets and certain plants can live for a few years, it’s better to keep to Zone 6 or below.
A few plants that are being “slipped in” that are fooling some people are Gardenias, Acuba, Indian Hawthorn, Some Camellias that prefer warmer zone, Pampas Grass.
“How Big Does It Get”?
Most commonly found plants grow larger than we need for the desired area.
There are “True” Dwarfs but typically to small for our immediate needs or more than we are willing to pay.
A better question might be: How small can I keep it looking good for 10 years?
Most Broad Leaf Evergreens and plants that loose their foliage are easily kept smaller.
Warning! Constant shearing creates a refuge for many insects that may cause problems
Right Plant, Right Spot – Know your conditions where you “plan” to plant.
Know where north is. What sun exposure is the area that you plan to plant . Will it be under a large tree or overhang of a structure? What is your soil Type? Is it a low wet area, hard clay, sandy or rich topsoil? You may need to work in organic matter into the soil.
Watch for wind tunnels between buildings or on top of a hill.
What are “resistant” plants? It is natural for plants to get some insects but many imported plants (not native) may get more than you want to deal with. Ask for Natives. There is a movement in our industry called “Proven Winners” these are plants that have stood the test of time. These plants require little to no chemicals and can handle extremes such as extra hot or cold temperatures, droughts ect. “Right Plant, Right Spot”
Proper Cultural Practices Helps Prevent Insects and Disease – IPM
Not enough Mulch or To Much – causes stress or rots the bark
Most plants like to get Air flow with select pruning instead of shearing
Planting 101 – #1 mistake is planting to deep or piling soil on top of roots
I.P.M. Integrated Pest Management – Reduce or eliminate chemical dependency
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