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#89566 October 8th, 2006 at 09:28 AM
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Hi there!

I just bought a new house today. I will post a picture of the view from the back yard:
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The yard is fairly large, and there are one or two spots along the fence that I would like to put up some privacy bushes/trees that would grow to between 8 and 12 feet. However, the spots are very shady.

Any thoughts on what could be grown down here in the shade that would work? Thanks in advance,

Big Jim

#89567 October 8th, 2006 at 09:21 PM
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Thatis beautiful! Try http://www.thegardenhelper.com/fs~perennials.html it has a pretty good list of plants you could try! I recommend a bleeding heart but I'm not sure if FL might be too hot?

#89568 October 9th, 2006 at 07:04 AM
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Thanks, kennyso! I will take a look at the page. smile

#89569 October 10th, 2006 at 07:49 AM
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Big Jim,
That is a beautiful picture..
Wow!!! Just gorgeous!!!

*Nooooooooo Duh flw

#89570 October 12th, 2006 at 08:59 AM
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Ha ha! I don't think there are any gators. Lots of ducks though. It's quack-tastic!

#89571 October 12th, 2006 at 07:06 PM
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Is it a light shade or a dense shade?

#89572 October 13th, 2006 at 01:32 AM
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Absolutely beautiful!!

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Hi, Jim,
In case you haven't yet decided,I suggest you
consider a podocarpus, like that shown here, offered by a firm in Stuart, FL. Click the photo for the website:

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The podocarpus, like the yew, provides an elegant screen for the property.

#89574 December 19th, 2006 at 11:15 AM
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Thanks neko! We just moved in a couple weeks ago, so I will have to take a look at those podocarpus. smile

#89575 December 19th, 2006 at 11:32 AM
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G - mom, I would say a bit of light may sneak in during the late afternoon. It's fairly bright though as most of the shade comes from an oak tree above.

#89576 January 26th, 2007 at 03:09 PM
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BigJim,
Just a thought for something that would offer privacy without completely closing off your view, you could put dogwoods with azalias underneath. They both prefer shade.

#89577 March 5th, 2007 at 03:52 PM
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you might even be able to get a castorbean to grow.I grew one behind house in shaded area for 'mole patrol'.didn't grow my red back there,just the red veined one.
maybe some bamboo.
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Camillia
chinese witch hazel
Azealias(native)
Mountain Laural
Japenese Skimmia (has red fruit in winter)
Dogwood
Dwarf Forthergillia
hygrandea
sweet spire
japenese kerria
japenese aucuba
fatsia
japenese pieris
sweetbox
Viburnum...blackhaw& others
abelia

foam flowers
Bergenia(great in the winter too)
Lobelia
impatiens(and african hybrids)
rocket ligulira
bugleweed(some foliage turns purple/black in winter)
goatsbeard
corydalis


on the otherhand......I love your view.hows the fishing?You need a pier.


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