Re: shrubs

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Posted by Newt on August 28, 2003 at 22:09:41:

In Reply to: Re: shrubs posted by Lin on August 28, 2003 at 13:09:12:

: Hi Newt.

: I am in Zone7. I am not looking for an evergreen. Whatever I plant will get a good amount of sunlight.

: I am mostly looking for something that is commonly seen in the spring and summer. Very lush green, dense, just as a background for other shrubs. I know its hard just to throw out names.

: A friend of mine has several large forsythia and lilac bushes. I like the way they look, and I am looking for something similar to the way these look after they are done blooming.

Hi Lin,
I'm in zone 7 in Maryland and you've got me stumped. There are so many shrubs and the ones that come to mind that have insignificant blooms are evergreen. You might want to go to the library and see if you can find some books on shrubs on the garden section. The best authority I know of is Michael A. Dirr. Any of his books on shrubs would probably help you find the one you're looking for. Here's his web site.

http://www.nobleplants.com/

Sorry I can't be of more help.
Newt

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