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Old 05-29-2015, 06:05 PM   #1
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What kind of plants should a 1920s Craftsman American Foursquare house have?


1920s house. Currently, there are three crepe myrtles in front with about 5 years growth.

What would look good here, ideally? In a Tulsa, OK historic neighborhood. Should there be boxwoods across the front and a fast-growing giant shade tree on the grassy area between the street and sidewalk? Does anyone know what is traditional?

(Side note, if you're wondering about the steps: The sidewalk and steps to the house were partially smashed up and buried 50 years ago, and uncovered about 5 years ago. I hope to rebuild them soon.)

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Historically old fashion roses that came over on the Mayflower were planted in front of the house.

If big trees were planted close to a structure it was a big mistake, historically or not.
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In this area during that period the primary plantings were yews, arborvitae and juniper. Not real popular anymore.
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I suspect it varies a bit by region so asking locally might be better.

Here you would need a Lilac bush and some hydrangea.

I love that driveway, the step part. Those wall on each side look a bit close.
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