The Value of Hedges

By late autumn the garden is fading fast and most herbaceous plants have all but disappeared from the landscape. In my perennial gardens, this means that means most of the visual interest has disappeared as well.

/*START inline box elements
*/
#blog-main .smallbox {
background-color: #fcf5eb;
padding: .75em;
float: right;
margin-top: 0.75em;
margin-right: 0px;
margin-bottom: 0.25em;
margin-left: 0.75em;
margin-right:.25em;
border: 1px solid #f4e6cc;
}
#blog-main .smallbox ul {
margin-left: 0px;
padding-left: 0.5em;
}
#blog-main .smallbox li {
margin-bottom: 0.5em;
}
#blog-main .smallbox h2 {
font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
font-size: 1.1em;
line-height: 1.2;
font-weight: bold;
color: #c07445;
margin-bottom: -0.8em;
}
/*END inline box elements
*/

#blog-main {
}
#blog-main .image-right {
float: right;
width: 200px;
margin-bottom: 5px;
margin-left: 10px;
}
#blog-main .image-left {
float: left;
width: 200px;
margin-bottom: 5px;
margin-right: 10px;
}
#blog-main .image-center {
width: 400px;
margin-left: auto;
margin-right: auto;
margin-bottom: 1em;
}
#blog-main .image-right p, .image-center p, .image-left p {
color: #333;
font-weight: bold;
margin: 0 0 1.5em 0;
font-size: 0.9em;
line-height: 1.3em;
}

By late autumn the garden is fading fast and most herbaceous plants have all but disappeared from the landscape. In my perennial gardens, this means that means most of the visual interest has disappeared as well.

That wouldn’t be the case if I had some hedges. A recent trip to England reminded me what an important role evergreen hedges can play in the garden.

Hedges Slideshow

Slideshow:Hedges
To see captions, click on the image. To share comments or explore further, go to Flickr.
 
Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to The Value of Hedges

  1. boneygirl says:

    The gardens are lovely; however, Mr. Pat would not do that to our yard unless I learned how to operate a hedge trimmer! It is something to consider on a smaller scale.

  2. Mimi says:

    I love hedges and have used them in my garden to accent my roses. I have large circular hedge plantings with roses planted in the center, and there are little entry ways and room to sit and enjoy on patio furniture. I also have Greek Cypresses, which I love. They add a great deal of beauty and absorb dust and noise. I would love to have a more formal garden, but perennials do so well here that I have let them take over most of the space.

  3. The Hobbit says:

    Why are you tempting me like that.

  4. melanie says:

    Great company! I recently received a lovely lavender plant from my in-laws from your place, the pot was cracked, I called, a very pleasant employee was sending out a new pot. Not only did I get a new pot, it had a plant in it. How nice, and unexpected. I have ordered here also , always happy…I am spreading the positives of Gardners….Melanie

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s