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I went for a walk today to break in my new work shoes. Ouch. I should have been doing that a while ago but with only a days notice for starting... Well, three band-aids on my right heel, 2 on my left. It will be a fun day hauling cinder blocks around.
Well anyway on my walk I decided to have a look at a tree I've seen from the car and always wanted to find out what it is. I was right:
Abies concolor - probably subsp. concolor
I've got a bit of an evergreen crush on Abies concolor subsp. concolor. But not even close to the space to put one. And I tend to overcrowd. But not with trees, shrubs or evergreens. That way leads to hideous permanent pruning mistakes.
I also noticed this patch of Snowdrops in front of a Euonymus.
The pairing with the white variegated leaves might work well but unfortunately the white of the Snowdrops just makes the Euonymus look drab. They would probably work better against a very dark green background like you might get from a Yew (Taxus sp.).
I'll likely get some snowdrops this fall and I've got a few places in mind where the snow melts fast in spring.