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Topic by erika posted 03-23-2015 08:17 PM 3445 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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erika

435 posts in 2624 days
hardiness zone 5a

03-23-2015 08:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: conifers tall narrow

Isn’t it wonderful that Spring is finally on its way.

The north side of my house is plain and drab. It’s also where my septic tank is. The septic bed is on the opposite side of the driveway.

There is this large expanse of siding that needs some interest. I want to place two tall, narrow evergreens to add height and fill out the bottom with boxwood, ferns, hostas etc. I was thinking of two weeping white spruce or Alaskan cedars (Chamaceyparis nootkatensis – Alaskan Cedar). The Van den Aker cultivar only grows 2 feet wide but can get 20’ tall. That sounds good to me – but will in grow on the north side. It gets morning sun but that’s it.

I tried to insert a picture but can’t. It won’t accept my .jpg file. Weird. I noticed that someone made a mistake. they have .jpg/. I think they wanted a comma.

-- Erika, Hastings, ON



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jroot

5121 posts in 3204 days
hardiness zone 5a

03-29-2015 12:27 AM

No, Erika, there is a flaw that this site has for accepting Jpg files. I cannot make them work either, and with no software support, I think we are euchred. It has been suggested by Sharad that we use photobucket to post our photos. That seems to work. BTW, did you notice there no longer is a link here from the HomeRefurbers site and the LumberJock site? What a shame!

Now to your question – Will there be a problem with the roots of the trees getting into your septic system? That worries me with what I see from your description. Some research will be in order to avoid a very costly solution to a damaged septic system.

How are you feeling this year, after your accident last year? Better? Ready to really get into gardening? I hope so.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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erika

435 posts in 2624 days
hardiness zone 5a

06-02-2015 01:49 PM

Oh jroot, I just found another glitch. I used to get notifications when someone answered a post. I don’t get it anymore. I just now read your reply from March.
Thank you for asking about my ankle. Yes, it’s good. It healed well but I lost all last growing season. It was pretty awful. Anyway, all is well that ends well.
What happened to our monitor? I don’t recall her name now. She was so active. Did she pass on or something?

-- Erika, Hastings, ON

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jroot

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06-12-2015 01:24 AM

The site was sold, and has basically been neglected. Cricket took over from MsDebbie. Last time I heard, Cricket was working on the lumberjocks and homerefurber, but who knows for sure. Money grubbing folks have taken over the ownership and left us behind. I have no idea why anyone would want the Homerefurber site, as there was not a lot of activity there, but who knows? Money talks.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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erika

435 posts in 2624 days
hardiness zone 5a

06-12-2015 10:21 AM

That is such a shame. I always enjoyed this site. Lots of my gardening questions were answered which was great especially since I was such a novice.
As for my septic system, the tank is a new cement 1000 gallon tank. The septic field is on the other side of the driveway and no trees are anywhere near it nor do I plan on planting any.
BTW, thanks for responding.

-- Erika, Hastings, ON

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