When ice covers trees and shrubs, ditch the temptation to shake branches. This can actually damage plants. Branches should return to normal position once ice melts. If branches break under the icy weight, prune only what’s necessary to prevent further damage—and wait to do it when conditions are safe. Pruning with ice underfoot is never a good idea.
With four durable chairs and a round dining table, this secluded outdoor terrace becomes the perfect place to enjoy a meal al fresco. Rows of European boxwood plants and evergreen trees help define the space even further.
Magnolia grandiflora is a broadleaf evergreen tree that is noted for its attractive dark green leaves and its large, extremely fragrant flowers. It typically grows to 60 to 80 feet tall with a pyramidal to rounded crown.
‘Green Sport’ Western red cedar is a fast growing tree that’s the perfect choice for creating an elegant—and evergreen—privacy screen. Plants respond well to pruning, allowing you to create the ideal hedge. Hardy in Zones 5-9. Botanical name: Thuja plicata ‘Green Sport’
This picturesque backyard features a natural pond and stream with a breathtaking mountain backdrop. Evergreen trees line the property, providing a lush landscape, while also creating an element of privacy.