Huh, I replied to this thread earlier and it's gone now. I guess my computer ate it
Jeanie, I'm guessing SS is talking about the bug that has decimated hemlock populations in the east, the woolly adelgid. I remember it being an issue in VA 10+ years ago and I guess it's still around. It dies in very cold weather, so Minnesota might be safe from it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
I have a lot of evergreens/conifers already, so I'll probably skip the hemlocks.
And your earlier comment sent me straight to Google! So many plants I hadn't heard of! I really like the Weigela - it looks like a perfect non-toxic alternative to azaleas.
Polymerous, I think daffodils are going to be the winner to go between the trees and the road. I do like the white ones, so I'll keep an eye out for those varieties. Heuchera is one whose name I didn't know, but I actually have a bit in my garden here in MI. Maybe I'll kidnap a bit to take with me
I think I can survive without daylilies, and I'm perfectly content to leave roses out, but I do hope that the deer let me have an occasional tulip.
And I had to chuckle at "For the most part, deer and rabbis haven't bothered the Shasta daisies here, either." I'm not sure how you knew there is a synagogue across the street, but my family is on good terms with the leaders
SS, I don't know if it needs to be a tree in shape, but I definitely want the traditional dogwood blooms. It's another one that takes me back to my childhood... the Ivory Halo is very pretty, but it doesn't match my mental image of a dogwood. That might be something I add later, though, because trees aren't cheap.
I like the look of Gaillardia, but I think I'll need to put it out back where there's more sun. I haven't posted about the rest of the property, but I'll have a sizeable septic leach field to plant with non-edibles, and I think it would fit well there