Junipers. Every time you mention this plant, you get a variety of reactions--anything from the wrinkled nose to the nod of appreciation. Junipers seem to be one of those "love 'em or hate 'em" plants.
|Junipers! Sited properly at Centerra Shopping Mall in Loveland.|
|Juniper "art"? (Photo by Eric Hammond)|
|Sheared. To death. (Photo by Deryn Davidson)|
|Stay off the lawn, juniper! (Photo by Eric Hammond)|
Did I really just defend junipers? Wow.
But really, junipers definitely have a place in the landscape, but it needs to be the right place. Sure, they collect trash and other debris and it's nearly impossible to remove grass growing through the foliage, and pruning them properly results in an itchy rash on the body, but they can look quite nice. And while they are a favorite of voles, they are a sturdy groundcover.
|Junipers and all sorts of ugly. But a good plant choice for this location!|