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Looking for planting ideas.
One side of my driveway and the turnaround is wooded and uncultivated -- other than a few things I have thrown in here and there. The other side is lawn and garden beds.
I would like to refine the edges of the wood side just a bit. Not too much to contrast with the wild look. Anything too foo-foo will look out of place. But I think the two sides need to blend a little better together and I think the view from the house should screen the woods and weeds and be a little tamer.
So I've been thinking about shrubs and maybe a row of similar ones would keep it simple. THere is one viburnum there that I will probably remove. It was filling the corner nicely, but the past couple of years the viburnum leaf beetle has found its way here and makes a total mess of the foliage. I just cut it way back. Usually it is 8' tall and plenty wide. Viburnums would fit the bill pretty well, but I don't want to deal with that foliage problem.
Here's some pics.
This is the whole left side:
Here's a closeup of the top part of the planting area. Eaten viburnum on right.
This is the long part. a few things planted near the bottom. Viburnum on left.
This is the other side of the driveway.
And I don't want to turn this whole area into a classic "woodland garden". I have umpteen gardens that I can't keep up with already. Just want to tweak what's there.
Oh and the snow plow guy will sometimes push snow onto this area -- mostly snow goes to the other side of the turnaround, but the corner here can take a hit occasionally, so I wouldn't want to invest in an evergreen. I think a deciduous shrub can probably take some snow dumping better than an evergreen. Although I did consider inkberries here. Oh, mountain laurels would be great too. Darn, I shouldn't have said evergreen.
Oh and the area is fairly shaded. South is the street side of the woods. A little morning sun and late afternoon sun might sneak in just a tad. The soil is great.