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A mesmerizing hedge on Long Island

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Photo/Illustration: Rob Wotzak

I spotted this hedge along a side street in Northport, New york, while visiting family a few weeks ago. I was struck first by its size, and then by how great it looks with several different species mixed together, and how well it’s maintained. We just had to stop and snap a few photos on my cell phone. Enjoy!

***Speaking of family, remember this? We put the fate of my brother-in-law’s hydrangea in your hands last year. Update—> He kept the hydrangea! For now…

2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
Photo/Illustration: Rob Wotzak
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
Photo/Illustration: Rob Wotzak
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
Photo/Illustration: Rob Wotzak
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
Photo/Illustration: Rob Wotzak
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  1. gottagarden 10/28/2011

    Love it! This is quite old, they must have taken care of these for decades.

  2. cwheat000 10/28/2011

    This hedge is awesome and I think I've seen it before. I stayed at a friend's family beach house out that way when I was 18. This hedge looks identical to one I took note of, when I wasn't even in to gardening. If its the same hedge, it must be really old, because I am 40 now. I also drove by the same pumpkin people photo of the day, a day or two ago, when I was traveling south from the town green of our un-named northwest, CT town.
    Small world! We must be neighbors and have a similar eye for gardens. I will have to post some photos of my local garden. Thank you for all the great photos.
    .

  3. codini 10/28/2011

    Beautiful and impressive! A certain well-known nursery in north-west CT had a similar very large mixed hedge, took it down, and restarted another which is now five or six years old and worth checking out.

  4. MichelleGervais 10/28/2011

    cwheat000, are we living parallel lives?? We MUST live in the same town! ("town green" tipped me off--I live 3 blocks from it.) Would love to see pics of your garden.

  5. user-7006914 10/28/2011

    I wish more people opt for something like this, rather than a uniform row of boring arborvitae.

  6. user-7006915 10/28/2011

    In England they call a mixed hedge a Tapestry Hedge. How fitting.

  7. Shademaiden 10/28/2011

    Does anyone know what all the varieties are?

  8. sdmowatt 10/28/2011

    regarding your brother's hydrangea.......it wouldn't crowd the steps if he just pruned it back on the step side!

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