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  1. Georgia Strait replied to the thread Evergreen shrub needed for front of house.

    after another walk around a commercial property in the PacNW coastal area - what about - what I call "mall roses" --- I believe they are...

    Sep 19, 2017 at 10:09 AM
  2. Georgia Strait replied to the thread Planting distance of large trees from buildings.

    ... and? did you choose a tree? for which planting locale (rocky Pender Hrb or urban NVan)? it'll be interesting to learn of your...

    Sep 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  3. Georgia Strait replied to the thread Planting fast growing trees in Whistler Thuja plicata; Acer rubrum 'Armstrong'.

    EXPERT question - I can understand why the OP has suggested Acer rubrum Armstong (upright and fast growing) - but would you experts say...

    Sep 18, 2017 at 1:09 PM
  4. Georgia Strait replied to the thread My sumac has no drupes.

    Hello DANIEL - can you please tell us out here if anyone planting for the drupes (bobs) needs to have a matched pair of male-female ----...

    Sep 18, 2017 at 1:01 PM
  5. Georgia Strait replied to the thread Evergreen shrub needed for front of house.

    i was just looking around the condo type plantings - skimmia japonica - nandina _ viburnum are three to consider (ie choose one so make...

    Sep 17, 2017 at 3:46 PM
  6. Georgia Strait replied to the thread Evergreen shrub needed for front of house.

    Yes Wendy - I agree with what you say above. Fast growing is a whole different ballgame on a side note - I do find that what the...

    Sep 17, 2017 at 11:16 AM
  7. Georgia Strait replied to the thread Evergreen shrub needed for front of house.

    Gosh this is a puzzle - what do your neighbors plant ? Is there a garden in your n'hood that appeals to you? Are plants not thriving...

    Sep 16, 2017 at 4:54 PM
  8. Georgia Strait replied to the thread Evergreen shrub needed for front of house.

    California lilac? It gets leggy but I've seen it sheared outside a public building nr Vanc That said - maybe the city garden employee...

    Sep 16, 2017 at 2:32 PM
  9. Georgia Strait replied to the thread My sumac has no drupes.

    It's interesting because the short sumac do well in cold winter and hot dry summer along the compacted gravel of the trans Canada trail...

    Sep 16, 2017 at 1:52 PM
  10. Georgia Strait replied to the thread My sumac has no drupes.

    Yes you've clarified my question The OP obviously needs the female sumac plant as that is what apparently bears the bobs --- but does...

    Sep 16, 2017 at 1:01 PM
  11. Georgia Strait replied to the thread My sumac has no drupes.

    QUESTION - does the original poster in this thread then need both male and female sumac plants to create the bob fruit (soft fuzzy...

    Sep 16, 2017 at 11:32 AM
  12. Georgia Strait replied to the thread Evergreen shrub needed for front of house.

    Rosemary w your lavender ?

    Sep 16, 2017 at 11:28 AM
  13. Georgia Strait replied to the thread Evergreen shrub needed for front of house.

    Postscript to my earlier reply - what about one of the newer Pieris japonica -- That said - I don't know that this plant has the...

    Sep 16, 2017 at 9:03 AM
  14. Georgia Strait replied to the thread Planting fast growing trees in Whistler Thuja plicata; Acer rubrum 'Armstrong'.

    Are there any underground services / utilities in ground where you want to plant? Any overhead wires? Remember Firesmart Guidelines -...

    Sep 16, 2017 at 8:28 AM
  15. Georgia Strait replied to the thread Evergreen shrub needed for front of house.

    Would a matching pair of tall statuesque planters work - then you change up seasonally - or - boxwood permanently ?

    Sep 16, 2017 at 8:13 AM