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    Shrubbery Snobery?

    So I'm adding some shrubs to the side of my house.

    Do you guys think its worth going to a nursery and paying big bucks and getting decent advice or would Home Depot specials be just as good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    So I'm adding some shrubs to the side of my house.

    Do you guys think its worth going to a nursery and paying big bucks and getting decent advice or would Home Depot specials be just as good?
    How far away from the house will you be planting the shrubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by southside View Post
    How far away from the house will you be planting the shrubs?
    However far the label says.

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    I have actually tried this both ways- the expensive nursery way and home despot. Both had equal success an failure. Home despot and Lowes buy their plants from regional nurseries - the same nurseries the high end nurseries get their plants from. If you dig the hole big enough use some good planting soil, fertilizer and water water water you will be fine at home depot. Just my .02.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    So I'm adding some shrubs to the side of my house.

    Do you guys think its worth going to a nursery and paying big bucks and getting decent advice or would Home Depot specials be just as good?
    if you want to really impress the neighbors, get some hardy mums.


    they can get a bit pricey, though. might want to consider a lease.

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    Wtf is a shrub...

    Are we talking azaleas, arborvitaes, or boxwoods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetswin View Post
    Wtf is a shrub...

    Are we talking azaleas, arborvitaes, or boxwoods?

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    Periwinkle mate, Periwinkle.

    Or Vinca minor to the learned amongst us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetswin View Post
    Wtf is a shrub...

    Are we talking azaleas, arborvitaes, or boxwoods?

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    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetswin View Post
    Wtf is a shrub...

    Are we talking azaleas, arborvitaes, or boxwoods?

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    Ha-ha ha-ha-ha... you said boxwood.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jetswin View Post
    Wtf is a shrub...

    Are we talking azaleas, arborvitaes, or boxwoods?

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    I'd go with boxwood. Azaleas look like a mini-deadfall more than half the year in the NE and arborvitae will be crushed under the weight of NE snow unless you A) wrap them or B) are fastidious about clearing them. Both A & B require extra effort, which we know FF2 isn't going to put in, so boxwood is teh winnar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    I'd go with boxwood. Azaleas look like a mini-deadfall more than half the year in the NE and arborvitae will be crushed under the weight of NE snow unless you A) wrap them or B) are fastidious about clearing them. Both A & B require extra effort, which we know FF2 isn't going to put in, so boxwood is teh winnar!
    Yeah the arborvitaes in front didn't do well, ended up pulling them out.

    What are you feelings on hollies?

    This area is VERY shady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    I'd go with boxwood. Azaleas look like a mini-deadfall more than half the year in the NE and arborvitae will be crushed under the weight of NE snow unless you A) wrap them or B) are fastidious about clearing them. Both A & B require extra effort, which we know FF2 isn't going to put in, so boxwood is teh winnar!
    I agree, i went with boxwoods from my local nursery. I choose them because they are evergreens and shield the house from the cold winter winds. make sure when you prune its only in early spring or fall, and you want to cut long shoots from inside the shrub so they grow wide and fill in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Yeah the arborvitaes in front didn't do well, ended up pulling them out.

    What are you feelings on hollies?

    This area is VERY shady.
    what are your feelings on the holy of hollies?


    what about the poly of polies?

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    MOds just a heads up, I believe this thread is all just code talk for internet drug dealings, the Chowd of course is the ring leader.

    Shrubery= Crack

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    You're supposed to grow the weed indoors, chowd.

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    We had a whole line of boxwoods across the front of our house when we moved in. Thought they were growing too close to the foundation so took them out to plant flowers and other prettier plants.

    Now with all the drought, everything is mostly dead and full of weeds. Guess we should have kept the boxwoods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Yeah the arborvitaes in front didn't do well, ended up pulling them out.

    What are you feelings on hollies?

    This area is VERY shady.
    Honestly, I don't know much about them so I won't comment.

    Another possibility may be a species of euonymus. I know some of them are evergreens and do well in partial shade, but others are deciduous and are sun-lovers so be careful and do your research. I have a Japanese euonymus that has survived poor soil, shade and full sun over its lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    So I'm adding some shrubs to the side of my house.

    Do you guys think its worth going to a nursery and paying big bucks and getting decent advice or would Home Depot specials be just as good?
    Can you wear a suit to the nursery? Make sure the breast pocket has room for a notepad and pen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    What are you feelings on hollies?

    This area is VERY shady.
    Er.....are these going to be planted over a hastily dug shallow grave?





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