9 responses to “The Good of Evergreen Plants”

  1. Gil

    Hi Folks,

    Which evergreen is pictured on your web page..http://gardenhotline.org/the-good-of-evergreen-plants/

    It looks like the perfect choice for me IF it can take full sun. I live outside of Albuquerque in the same microclimate as in town.
    If you have another suggestion for a smaller to dwarf selection that can take the sun please let me know.

    All the best,

    1. Laura Matter

      Hi Gil, If you mean the taller of the trees in the photo in the front I believe it is a Hinoki Cypress. This particular garden is a lovely specimen garden and I can get a more precise answer if I contact the man whose family owns this property. I’ll be back in touch soon! Laura

  2. TruGreen

    Hola! I’ve been following your site for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Houston Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the excellent work!

    1. Laura Matter

      Thanks so much! Hope the weather is starting to cool for you now. While we are not as challenged by the heat, we too in the northwest have been having a dry spell and warmer weather than we usually get. The rains are beginning to return and things are finally cooling off.

  3. Joanne Schaus

    Hey Laura. Thanks so much for the great website. We are retiring to Sequim in a few years and I am enjoying Googling plants for my new garden-to-be. We want to be low maintenance so of course we are looking for disease resistant and drought tolerant shrubs and trees (evergreen and deciduous) for Sequim’s unusually dry summer climate. Are you able to steer us in the right direction? Thanks! P.S. I already do drought tolerant perennials here in SE Wisconsin so am looking forward to more Penstemons, Echinacias, Coreopsis and Sedums. 🙂

    1. Laura Matter

      You are welcome to contact the hotline for info!

  4. Sonia

    Great summary!
    Of the above recommendations, which ones can handle our winter rains and summer droughts for those of us who have limited – almost no – ability to water from June to September? Also, would you know which ones are less deer palatable?
    Thank you for your help!
    Best regards,

    1. Laura Matter

      Hello Sonia, Most native northwest plants can handle both rain in the winter and drought in the summer. To adapt them for limited watering plant in the fall so they can establish a sturdy root system before the dry weather comes along. Deer resistant plants are few and far between – they will eat most anything if they are hungry enough. they have some favorites, like fresh twigs on deciduous plants or rosebuds for instance. Try conifers, spiky plants and plant some for them to browse on that will keep them occupied and hopefully protect your desired plants. Shrubs like Willow or Red Stemmed Dogwood are good choices- they grow fast and tolerate deer browsing on them – it just makes them bushier. Hope that helps!

  5. Sonia

    Thank you! 🙂

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