Re: Evergreen Container Garden

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Posted by Dawn on July 25, 2003 at 05:01:32:

In Reply to: Re: Evergreen Container Garden posted by Newt on July 24, 2003 at 16:18:15:

: : 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.

: 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.


: Hope that helps,
: Newt

Newt, you guessed correctly, I am in a zone 6. Sun in the morning through perhaps 2PM. I like the look of Hemlocks, softly free form, and will try those using the insulated pots you suggested to keep them from the freeze/thaw cycle this zone creates. Thanks again for your help.

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