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14 years ago


I have already planted a couple trees in the much on either side of the rounded corners of the yard.

The current plan is add a couple vanderwolf pines further out on each corner of the mulch ... but we are trying to determine how best to soften the transition from the mulch to the 25' widw cobbled-lined swale, which cannot be planted ... and serves and an emergency drainage route, but probably won't ever see any flow, except for maybe a 100yr flood (which it is sized for).

So I was thinking about getting a bunch of blue star junipers and putting them on the edge, next to cobbles, but just inside the mulch.

This is in CO at 6500' ... it is dry here and blue star are readily available.

This might look good, might be a tad boring. Anybody have any better ideas ... looking for low-ish maintenance.

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