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Old 06-18-2013, 02:27 PM   #21
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I thought I'd revive this thread. Jeff called me in (I was planting the elderberry plants I'd rooted this spring) to show me an e-mail from a native plant nursery we discovered two years ago. They are having a sale, and after looking through their list of inventory, I found something I might want: Rhododendron maximum. I've been wanting to plant several in the strip of trees between us and our neighbors. I'd like something evergreen to help provide a bit more privacy--but nothing too tall that could fall on either dwelling. The ones I've bought at a plant sale are still very small (and the deer aren't helping any).

I was surprised and impressed to see that the nursery listed the ecoregion from where they originated. After doing some research, I see it is a different ecoregion than where we live, but it is along the same latitude, so I am considering buying them. I'd love to get something more local, but realistically, I think this might be my best bet.

What have you all learned about ecoregions? I was introduced to the concept here on WG...but, I've yet to do much research on it.
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