Ideas for landscaping needed. (zone5)

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  1. jbest123

    jbest123 In Flower

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    July 23rd we will be closing on our new house (new to us). Many of the shrubs in front must be removed, I want to follow the rule, tall shrubs in back and short in front. I want to stay away from conifers. The front of the house faces SE.
    [​IMG]a1 by tsebmj, on Flickr
    The next two photos are in the back yard facing SW and NE. It is void of landscaping except for the grass. I plan to have a shed next to the fence in the back.
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  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    John, click on Plants in the line just under GardenStew/Forums and do an advanced search for Zone 5
    Check out these shrubs, you could find ones that meet your requirements and haunt local garden centers to see how many they stock.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Congrats on your new house! Wondering what style of garden you want? A few things I will always have in my zone 5 gardens are Lilac, Moch Orange, Weigela, Burning Bush, Bridal Wreath Spiraea.
     
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    toni great forum. I don't know why I never seen it. Didn't we have a forum for landscape design at one time?
     
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    I don't know what style yet. I did a Google image search on landscape design and what I got was photos competing for the front page of Better Homes and Garden.
     

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