The Q&A Archives: landscaping with trees and shrubs - need ideas

Question: Need help with some landscaping ideas. Don't know where to start. Have a pretty bare yard. Want to put some trees around the perimiter of the yard. Maybe some shrubery inbetween the trees Put a couple of trees inbetween a couple of yards. Some shrubery around the house. I need an extreme home makeover in the yard. Please help!

Answer: I can't design a garden for you, but I can give you a list of plants that do well in the Pacific Northwest:
Acer Ginnala
Acer Rubrun 'Red Sunset"
Achellea 'Moonshine'
Ajuga reptans"Catlin's Giant"
Allium giganteum
Anemone x Hybrids ' Honorine Jobert'
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Variegata'
Artemisa 'Canescens"
Aster divaricatus
Aster ericoides
Aster nova - belgii 'Rose Serenade'
Aster x frikartii 'Monarch'
Astible 'Ostrich Plume'
Calamagrostis 'Karl Foester'
CIstus x Corbariensis
Clematis 'Etoile Violette'
Coreopsis "moonbeam'
Coreopsis Rosea
Cornus Kousa
Cornus Mas
Corydalis Lutea
Daphne Cneorum
Dianthus Plumarius
Digitalis Grandiflora
Echinops 'Taplow Blue'
Euonymus Radicans
Euphorbia Griffith 'Fireglow
Euphorbia x Martinii
Euphorbia x Martinii Red Martin
Filipendula Rubra 'Venusta'
Forsythia 'Lynwood Gold'
Fragaria "pink Panda'
Fritillaria imperialis
Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'
Geranium x Riversleaianum 'Mavis Simpson'
Geranium xoxonianum 'Phoebe Noble'
Geum 'Leonars's Varety'
Hamamelis x Intermedia 'Arnold Promise'
Helleborus Orientalis
Hemerocallis "Stella Doro"
Heuchera Sanguinea Vars.
Heucherella 'Bridget bloom'
Hibiscus Syriacus 'Diana'
Hosta 'Piedmont Gold'
Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'
Hydrangea macrophylla
Iris, Pacific Coast
Lavandula Latifolia
Lavandula Stoechas
Lavatera 'Kew Rose'
Lobelia tupa
Lysimachia Ephemerum
Muscari armeniacum
Narcissus King Alfred
Nereta 'Six Hills Giant'
Organum 'Hopleys Purple'
Origanum vulgare 'Hopleys'
Peach 'Frost'
Penstemon 'Blue of Zurich'
Perovskia Hybrida
Phlox Maculata 'Miss Lindgard'
Phlox Maculata 'Rosalind'
Plum 'Satsumus'
Plum 'Shiro'
Polygonum Bistorta 'Superba'
Polygonum Campanulatum
Potentilla Fruticosa 'Mt. Everest'
Ribes Sangvinea 'Henry Henneman'
Rosemary Blue Spire
Rudbeckia Lacinata 'Herbstonne'
Salix Alba 'Chermisina'
Salix Babylonica
Salix Purpurea 'Nana'
Salvia 'Indigo Spires'
Salvia 'Superba'
Salvia Azurea 'Pitcheri'
Salvia Officinalis 'Purpurascens'
Salvia Officinals 'Tricolor'
Senecio 'Sunshine'
Stachys Lanata
Stachys Lanta 'Silver Carpet'
Verbena Bonariensis
Veronica Incana
Viburnum 'Spring Bouquet'

Armed with this list of plants plus a copy of Sunset Western Garden Book, you should be able to design a beautiful new landscape.

Best wishes with your project!

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