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Twinzie
Mar 25, 2018 7:08 AM CST
Any ideas for fast growing shrubs to add to my foundation garden (UNDER the TRIPLE WINDOW) to cover up my 1970s brick? The three boxwoods pictured are sooooo slow-growing. I've had them for three years, and they're still tiny little squats. I am thinking maybe hydrangea or knockout roses interspersed between the boxwoods? But maybe I need more evergreens instead?

I'm in zone 6b. Lots of deer. Morning sun. Afternoon full shade, except on corner of house, where it stays sunny.

(For the side of the house, between the garages, I have two rose bushes--just can't see them in this pic, since it's winter. I'm open to ideas for that spot too--that side gets full sun.)

Thank you in advance!!!
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BigBill
Mar 25, 2018 10:20 AM CST
How about Rhododendrons?? And maybe a few azaleas along the edges or at corners?
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Northern NJ
Twinzie
Mar 25, 2018 12:04 PM CST
Thank you Bill! Yes, I have success with rhododendrons and azaleas in other spots on the property, so that is a good idea. The deer also love those plants, but I am in the habit of spraying, so it could work. :-)

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