Lilacs and Fenceline Plantings
I am planning on planting a 'living' fence on my side of my neighbours fence, replacing vines that required just too much upkeep. Am thinking to white Lilacs. My neighbour has a lovely lilac growing on her side which brought lilacs to mind. When at the nurseries this weeks some beautifully grown evergreens caught our eye ( Alberta spruce, cedars and such) but am thinking to size. I need tall enough for privacy yet not so tall as to cast shade on my neighbor's garden. The planting will also be the backdrop to my perennials. Am also looking for a good deep purple lilac for another area. Would appreciate hearing what lilac varieties are growing well and 'behaving' well for you. Suggestions as to fenceline plantings welcome ... plantings you have found pleasing, ideal spacing space away from the fence to keep it friendly, any hints you think might be of help in this major revamp!