ricksample
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Where To Add New Trees? PhotoChop & Pics Inside! Input W

Hi Everyone,
I'm pretty new to gardening. We built our house almost 1 1/2 years ago. Anyhow, We went from just a couple bushes to what you see below. I just finished the retaining wall/edging a few weeks back. Some of our plants are starting to pop through. We still have a lot of large hostas that are just starting to pop though.

Anyhow, I'm wanting to know what you guys think about trees around houses. I don't want mine completely flush with the house, just in front to add depth and for a little privacy from the street.

[img]https://i40.tinypic.com/24o6l44.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i41.tinypic.com/15flyzc.jpg[/img]


Was thinking of doing something like this:

[img]https://i44.tinypic.com/16llj6b.jpg[/img]

What do you think of the trees? Should I do anything else? The hostas or other plants aren't up just yet, but they are working on it. Both my wife and I love siting on our front porch watching the flowers and wildlife. We thought adding a few trees in the front would give it a little more punch especially in the spring when they flower.

Thanks for looking... all ideas welcome

bullthistle
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Don't have a clue what zone you are in but the tree to the right is a crapemyrtle which will not bloom until June/July. Small trees are best for the front of the house and taller trees to the side. You will be watering the plants in the bed through the summer because the rock mulch will get hot.

ricksample
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bullthistle wrote:Don't have a clue what zone you are in but the tree to the right is a crapemyrtle which will not bloom until June/July. Small trees are best for the front of the house and taller trees to the side. You will be watering the plants in the bed through the summer because the rock mulch will get hot.
We're in zone 6. We ordered two Red Rocket Crape Myrtle and a Flowering Cherry (Forget the exact name). We're not using Rock mulch, it's just basic red woodchip mulch. The rocks in the photo above are just from building the small retaining wall.

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