Not as Good as You Might Think

This landscape job was done by "professionals." They obviously DO NOT know plants AND/OR were trying to build the bill for the trusting homeowner. It looks tidy and finished now, but will rather quickly be screwed up. Each of the junipers (the golden shrub in the photo) will get the width of the bed (12 feet across) or bigger, since no woody plant stop growing unless dead or dormant. There is not mature (maximum) size. I have a similar cultivar in my yard two blocks away. It started the same size and is 3 feet tall and 8 feet wide after just 4 years. Never mind the fact the spruce (the larger conifer) will encroach/compete with the juniper for space. These professionals (mis)used (i.

Rant of the Month

Unfortunately, most people know little about gardening and environmental issues including many "professionals" employed to choose, install and maintain plants and design landscapes. This page highlights specific issues with commentary on remedy or recommendation for course of action. Examples are numerous and easy to find -- rarely requiring me to travel far from home.  Hopefully, these postings will make the task of finding examples more difficult.  I will occasionally also post outstanding and approved examples in an effort to educate.