Re: Evergreen Container Garden

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Posted by Newt on July 24, 2003 at 16:18:15:

In Reply to: Evergreen Container Garden posted by Dawn on July 24, 2003 at 10:15:31:

: I have a beautiful new deck that would look wonderful with a few potted evergreens. I live in Louisville, Kentucky; winters can be cold and summers hot and humid. I really didn't want to use Dwarf Alberta Spruces because I find them to be a bit too formal and really a bit too short. If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate the help.

Hi Dawn,
You'll need to know your hardiness zone.
http://www.gardenweb.com/zones/zip.cgi

You don't say what the sun conditions are, so it's difficult to make recommendations. You'll need to be concerned with the plants drying out in the winter. I'm thinking that you might be in zone 6, and that's pretty cold in the winter. There are insulated pots now and a really large one should be able to keep the roots from the freeze and thaw that could kill them. There are many 'soft' evergreens that could be a consideration. Think about chamaecyparis, cryptomeria and maybe hemlock. I would suggest that you take a look in the library for books on evergreen trees and shrubs. Look for dwarf varieties. Also take a look here.

http://www.jcbakker.com/catalogue/evergreens/
http://www.conifersociety.org/
http://www.conifers.co.nz/
http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/contain/
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/conif/

Hope that helps,
Newt

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