When deciduous trees have lost their leaves, what provides beauty and consistency in your Winter landscape? Evergreens! The 20 foot tall evergreen in the background is an Arizona Cypress. It turns a beautiful blue in the Autumn, as you can see in the following photo.
The 7 foot tall evergreen in the foreground is a Table Top Juniper. It spreads about 7-8 feet wide and provides lots of volume in your landscape. Table Top Juniper also turns blue in the Autumn. Birds love to hide in our Table Top Juniper! As you watch the following video, you will notice a 15 foot tall evergreen called Aborvitae. The deer love to chew on this evergreen so to protect it, you must spray the bottom area with a deer repellent such as Bobbex B550100 Concentrated Deer Repellent, 32-Ounce. In the Winter, we don’t worry about the deer too much, but in the Spring, Summer, and Autumn, we do apply deer repellent.
The 30 foot tall evergreen to the right of our deck is a Leland Cypress. They grow very fast and large. It is a very attractive evergreen and is excellent for screening/privacy purposes. We can sit on our deck in anonymity (smiles). We purchased the Leland Cypress evergreen when it was about 8 inches tall and cost only $3.00! We sprayed it with Bobbex B550100 Concentrated Deer Repellent, 32-Ounce because the deer love it! Once it matures and it gets very tall, the deer leave it alone. For more reasons to grow evergreens in your landscape, click here. For beginner gardeners, evergreens are good choices because they are very easy to maintain. Once they are planted and established, the roots grow very deep so there is no need to water very often. For 4 ways to know your plant needs water, click here.
For beginner gardeners, evergreens make a good choice. They are easy to grow; just plant them in a space with plenty of room to grow. Typically, evergreens like full sun, but be sure to verify with the plant nursery. For instructions on pruning evergreens, click here. To learn how to plant, fertilize and prune your way to a gorgeous garden, subscribe to our YouTube channel!