Gary Ryan McElhaney
Emerald Green Arborvitae
The Emerald Green Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd', also known as Emerald Green Thuja is a fast-growing, hardy arborvitae. It would make a superb privacy hedge along your property line or beside your backyard pool. These also make an excellent wind-break or foundation plant.
1203699 Dwarf conifers & Japanese Maples against home [Abies cvs.; Pinus cv.; Acer palmatum cvs.]. Jim Swift, Bellingham, WA
Wonder what kind of conifers these are - they must truly stay narrow as they grow considering how tightly they're planted here. Dwarf conifers & Japanese Maples against home [Abies cvs.; Pinus cv.; Acer palmatum cvs.]. Jim Swift, Bellingham, WA
Muhly Grass 'Pink' (Muhlenbergia Capillaris) - Zone 6-9 Full Sun 3' Height/Width. Clump-forming grass known for its pink-purple (avail in white also) colored inflorescence that float above the plant in an airy & eye-catching display from September to December. Heat, humidity, deer, & drought resistant (once established) in well-drained soil (hates wet feet). Space 2' apart & cut back in early spring to remove any brown blades. Propagate by division of clumps every 3 yrs in early spring.
1. Thuja occidentalis 'Holmstrup' 9. Deren white 'Aurea' 2. Serbian spruce 'Pendula' 10. Yew ‘Washingtonii’ 3. Juniperus communis 'Stricta' 11. The rocky juniper 'Blue Arrow' 4. Thuja occidentalis 'Dumosa' 12. Japanese Spiraea 'Goldmound' 5. Blue spruce 'Glauca' 13. Cuff soft 'Auslese' 6. Blue spruce 'Maigold' 14. The English physocarpus 'Diabolo' 7. Catnip Siberian 15. Yew berries 8. Thuja occidentalis 'Aurea' 16. The European larch 'Pendula'
10 No-Care Plants for Killer Curb Appeal in Every Season
If you live in an area of the country with harsh winters, you may be resigned to a dead and dreary yard and garden during the cold months. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of plants that look great all season long, even in the northernmost reaches of the country. Check out our favorites, and see if you can get some of these cold-weather wonders in the ground before winter’s chill sets in.