I need more evergreens. It's nice to walk around the yard in the middle of winter to find certain plants blooming. The camellia is one of them. I counted 9 total. I planted 3 of them. The others were here when I bought the house.
I've added a few Leyland Cypress around the perimeter of the yard to someday give me a little privacy during the winter.
I also added some short leaf pines that will give the birds a place to hide from the feral cats that roam the neighborhood.
Several magnolias have been growing here for years. I've added one to the 4 that I have already counted.
A Colorado Blue Spruce should finally start putting out some new growth this year. I plant 1 gallon containers since they're easier to establish in the heavy clay and stone soil.
Privet is everywhere. It's guaranteed to grow here and has naturalized itself all through the gully. It's an invasive species.
A Blue Point Juniper near the end of the driveway should perform well here. It receives about 4 hours of morning sun and a little late afternoon sun in summer.
Tea Olives are planted around the foundation of the house. I love the fragrance of the tiny white blooms. They bloom several times a year, especially after a warm spell or heavy rain in summer. They'll reach 10' easily.
I have other evergreens as well. Azaleas, pyracantha, American hollies, euonymus, butterfly bushes, a Hollywood Juniper, Carolina Cherry Laurels, nandinas, Leatherleaf Mahonia, Burford hollies, and many others. What evergreens do you grow?
It's 36 degrees and cloudy. We should see a little sun by late afternoon. More rain tomorrow.