In 2018 I decided to replace the brown, dying conifers in our front porch pots with something more well suited to shade. So I picked up these columnar yews hoping they would perform a little better. Unfortunately, although they are columnar and seems to like their homes, they have a bit of an odd open habit so I may need to find a new home for them in the ground.
05/2018: Planted in front pots to replace dead/dying conifers. Sometime in 2018?
12/2021: I keep moving these poor plants! In 2019 or 2020, I moved one to the east corner by the new gate fence. In 2019 I had moved the other to the front garden retaining wall, and then moved it to the south side of the garage driveway circle. That poor thing got a bit fried during the 2020 heat dome. Then I moved it in Dec 2021 next to its friend by the new gate fence. It's so yellow compared to the other one! We'll see if it survives.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!