Thursday, March 06, 2014


Last May I described day one of our major project of bringing all of our cedars together into one place and never got around to finishing the story until now.

Small ceders lined each side of the front yard but felt lost under the towering elms.

May 22nd

I used them to create a barrier between driveway and back yard, staggering them and for some overlap since many were quite skinny and others misshapen. If they really respond well to our loving care in their new home I may have trouble with them being too close together, but that can be the price one pays when looking for immediate impact.

The snow is now at least twice as high and has buried the smallest one completely. We need to add a fence next year to accommodate Suzie our bird watching dog and whatever we get is going to have to be quite high because as the snow piles up from the driveway plowing it effectively shortens the height of the fence. It will have to allow for snow to pass through it since there is nowhere else to put it.

I have some ideas.
Come back in June to find out.

Sharing with Fertilizer Friday


  1. Your cedars definitely look a little lost in the front yard so it was a good move. : ) Visiting from tootsietime.

    1. Thanks, for stopping in, glad you liked them :)

  2. It looks great. I think planting them close will make the area look very natural in the long run.

    1. They just stuck out in their last home - and not in a good way. Glad you like it and thanks for stopping by!