Favorite Vignettes

tsugajunkie z5 SE WIJuly 6, 2011

Everyone has at least one. Dave, Ken, Bluespruce, Dan, Mike (Botann) and Will among others have many that I've seen. Its a nice spot in the yard or property that draws your eye whenever you walk past or sit with it within eyeshot. Something that makes you, the gardener, say, "I like that grouping". So let's see you favorite conifer vignette-large or small. Here is mine.

Front: (l) Picea glauca 'Burning Well', Pinus flexilis/reflexa 'Comanche'

Arcing backwards: Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana', Picea glauca 'Cecilia', Picea pungens 'St. Mary's Broom', Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Splitrock'

Yellow in background: Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Aurea Pendula'.

Picture is a bit misleading. The 'St. Mary's Broom' is set back and is about a yard wide while the 'Cecilia' is about 18 inches wide.

tj

P.S. To Resin, etal, natural groupings welcome as well.

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jeremywalsh

This is one of my favourites from our old yard. We moved from this house about a year ago.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 11:53PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

As you know, I am more of a designer than a collector, but sometimes my collector mind interferes with my design mind.
I've posted this picture before, but it might be of interest to some that are new to this Forum.

A bit crowded and busy, but a delight to walk through.

Mike

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 8:02AM
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dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)

All very nice and well thought out.

A good place to pull up a chair and kick back.

Dave

My shady, cool place. A micro climate totally different from the rest of the garden...Dave

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 8:36AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Dax, I was going to plant a 'Fire Ball' burning bush behind my P. pungens 'Glauca Globosa'...that pic may have sealed the deal.

Only a Juniper and Pine grace this pic

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 4:53PM
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donn_(7b-8a)

That big old Pine in the background was the last of my large conifers. I had to have it removed this year because it eventually lost all the branches on the far (North) side, and most of its weight was aimed at the house. It was victimized by wet late winter snowstorms and high winds for years, and I couldn't take the chance.

36" DBH and it's now a huge pile of pine chips.

It was a neighborhood landmark, and a great source of pine straw. RIP.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 5:59PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Nice pix folks. Thanks for sharing. Great pic of Old Glory with an old pine, Donn. I'm sure there's more out there. Hope to see more.

tj

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 10:45PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Certainly more folks have some nice combos. I was hoping to get more ideas. Here's another view of mine that I enjoy.

Let's see some more.

tj

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 7:38PM
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hostagreencare

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 7:56PM
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texjagman(7A)

Mike I hadn't seen those shots before. What an absolutely gorgeous area.

mark

    Bookmark   July 14, 2011 at 3:12PM
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firefightergardener(7/8)

A couple shots I enjoy from my gardens.

-Will

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 9:36PM
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ghgwv

The photos above are terrific.
Gary

    Bookmark   July 23, 2011 at 12:42PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)


This last one is for you who are suffering from too much heat.
Mike

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 9:58AM
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firefightergardener(7/8)

Haha Mike. WOW. I mean, have you copyrighted these so they are not used for wall art and painters? LOL

Just stunning. Different and better then the other gardens here because it all looks so damn natural.

-Will

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 3:54PM
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texjagman(7A)

OK....it's official.......Seattle sucks !! ;-)

mark

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 12:14PM
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