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    Ok Horticulturalists...what kind of flowers/bush/whatever should I put at the back of the house? I'll have a better picture tomorrow. I finished clearing the bushes that were there (and they were legion and thick) at dusk. The area is 15' X 5'


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    what types of plants to you like? Something with flowers, Evergreens, leafy plants? One of my favorites is the Burning bush which has a green leaf during the summer and turns the most awesome red you can imagine as the year goes on. Low growing birdsnests are a nice evergreen. Azaleas look nice also, but brown out in winter.

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    What direction is that side facing for sun, shade and weather. Is there a privacy issue?
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    Sunlight: Gets about 40% of daily sunlight (dawn to 11:00am).

    Soil: Acidic

    Size/Height: Below the window...but now that I am looking at completely bare it I may just want flowers, but depends on the bush.

    What I'd probably like: Color, ground cover. Keep in mind it gets really hot in southern Mississippi.

    Misc.: No privacy issue. Roof overhang for about 25% of the area.

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    i would definitely checkout a reputable nursery near you. Where i live, they are extremely knowledgeable, and can point you in the direction of the types of plants you would want to look at while still giving you the final say.

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    What are you doing in southern Mississippi? I thought I missed your name for tailgate 2.

    You may want to mulch the area beneath the overhang. You should plant further away from the buiilding than you think anyway.

    I agree with the suggestion of visiting the local nursery.

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    You may want to mulch the area beneath the overhang. You should plant further away from the buiilding than you think anyway.
    i agree, and definitely no closer than 3 feet from the building

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    You gotta go where the work is...

    Thanks guys! I've been living in apartments for 13 years. This is my first chance to landscape in a long time

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    You just about broke the camera in my phone anyway! Stay in touch, wish you could make it!
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    Here is a better picture.

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