Oh little tree, grow some privacy for me.
If you notice in my backyard post, all the photos are cropped to avoid the view beyond my property. That is not accidental - I have a pretty unattractive view back there. So now that we no longer have an unruly jungle blocking a view right into my house, we need to add something to back. And a little shade in a our full sun, southern facing garden wouldn't be too bad either.
I think we are going to go with the Leyland Cyprus because its a fast and high growing evergreen. Ive done a little research and it seems very unpopular with the chic gardening crowd as they deem it ugly. Granted, its not really a beauty like a dogwood or cherry blossom but those trees won't be very good for privacy either. And I don't think they look THAT bad.
If we can find them, we'll put 7 seven foot trees in a row at the back of the planting area and then fill up the front with low lying junipers and hopefully some flowers for color.
Im waiting for a price on how much this costs me. A good thing about having a small backyard is that it really cuts down on the cost of putting in trees. Who knew gardening is just as an expensive hobby as interior decor?