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Old 08-23-2014, 07:30 PM
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Amazing looking properties and a nice attention to detail in all the pictures.

Can you tell me more about the Norway Spruces? You obviously use them for screening and road areas. They grow quick but require full sun.

How do they do in salt areas or areas with poor soils?

Can they tolerate some shade?

They are quick growing so how are they in storms, heavy wind, etc?

You said they only get 40' and stay full, but I see some info that says they get 60' at full maturity. You obviously use them a lot so what is your experience?
Thank you. They don't like salt, you will see some damage if they get directly hit by it constantly. I have used them in partial shade areas, I have seen growth slow but they have not dropped many needles, again PARTIAL shade. I have never had a Norway fall over on me and even after Sandy only the largest of the Norways fell. 60' maybeee BUT unlike white pines guys seem to use a Norway won't thin out its foliage (unless in shade), it maintains a tighter shape, it tends to drop less needle (less acidic content into soil) and final as it grows you will never loose branches at the base of tree, so privacy will always be there.

here's another...these are 12-14' we used believe it or not.




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Old 08-23-2014, 07:44 PM
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I love implementing perennials...can you name them?


The purple salvia?? Like out front by mailbox in following pics????
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:49 PM
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I love implementing perennials...can you name them?


I'll take a shot. What do I win if I am correct? Agastache (possibly Blue Fortune) and Coreopsis Verticillata. I would need to smell the leaves of the Agastache to be certain. Nice work. Do you use Deodaras as screens?
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:15 AM
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:51 AM
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I'll take a shot. What do I win if I am correct? Agastache (possibly Blue Fortune) and Coreopsis Verticillata. I would need to smell the leaves of the Agastache to be certain. Nice work. Do you use Deodaras as screens?
I believe it was blue fortune and the coreopsis was zagreb…hmm you win lawnsite points? hahah

I have used a few deodaras aka 'himalayan cedar' but only to mix them in, I find they get leggy as they mature. I prefer spruces and would NEVER touch hemlocks.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:04 PM
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need to get good after shots of this one..

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Old 08-25-2014, 06:07 PM
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we planted this house last year, everything is new with exception of the maples, mulberry, spruce and river birch...basically we kept the larger trees that 'fit'

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Old 08-25-2014, 06:19 PM
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had a drainage issue on this part of the property, dug 3' down and we had to move the soil (high clay content) with wheelbarrows....I don't think anyone misses this one.


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