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My North Fence Wind Tunnel

Posted by b2alicia zone5CO (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 16, 10 at 1:05

This is how the north fence looks in the summer.

view from porch of new evergreen area

And THIS is how it looks in the winter!

same view in winter - no wind break on north exposure

So I wanted to do something like this:

something like this maybe?

And here is a closer 'before and after".


And here it is today!


Clockwise from the left rear:
- 2 Wichita Blue Junipers
- Hetzi Column Juniper
- Blue Spruce
- Blue Chip Juniper (it has really soft needles)
- Mugo Pine

They are all trees that like full sun, and they get that south exposure all year.

I put big sheets of cardboard under the weed barrier .. (.I heard that helps kill the grass over time? ) And the nursery guy who planted the trees will be back this week with the mulch.

What do you think would look nice with them?

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RE: My North Fence Wind Tunnel

Looks fantastic!

Nice bones to work off of. Maybe add an ornamental grass?

Here's a link to some pictures from the Foxhollow garden in the UK, which shows conifers with other complementary plants.

Ps, where did you find the Hetzi?

Here is a link that might be useful: foxhollow pics

RE: My North Fence Wind Tunnel

Thank you!

And thanks so much for the UK pictures!

The Hetzi came from my FAVORITE garden center..Echter's Nursery in Arvada, on the southeast corner of Garrison and 52nd. I had been hoping to get one of their Spartan Junipers, but they were out of small ones at the time.

The people who work there have all been there forever, and they're wonderful.

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