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Your thoughts on this project?

Hotty Toddy

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Little Rock
The Arkansas River flooded last year and destroyed a lot of properties. This house is on the bank of the Arkansas River. The only plantings that survive were these palm trees. It’s otherwise a clean slate. The boulders you see are actually geological pieces — petrified wood, crystals, opal, fossils. They have placed these pieces and have several other pieces that they want to implement in the design.

I’m focusing first on evergreens. The owner likes Emerald Green arbs more so than Italian Cypress, but she is not married to that preference.

plant varieties I’m considering include abelia, distyllium, inkberry, Emerald colonnade holly.

what other thoughts do you have? Scale is my biggest challenge. This property could handle some sizable specimens.
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BrandonV

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Central NC
i love abelia just remember the variegated ones are going to get lost against that color of house. you'll need something dark/green behind them for them to show up.
 
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Hotty Toddy

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Little Rock
i love abelia just remember the variegated ones are going to get lost against that color of house. you'll need something dark/green behind them for them to show up.
Yeah. I’ve decided to go with arbs (her request), Shi Shi Gashira camellias, lime mound spireas, a couple pillar Althea for starters. I like Cranberry Creek boxwoods as well and hope to use them.
 

rclawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Kansas City
It might just be me but it looks weird how all of the blinds are closed.
 
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