Week 18: Planting Shrubs

This past weekend I went to my parents home in the Poconos and subsquently to our lakehouse.

I snapped a few pics of mom’s window boxes, hanging basket and her flag out front. She always does a great job!

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Unfortunately I forgot to take picture of Dad’s garden. But trust me when I say it’s awesome! He’s got lots of lettuces growing. I sampled the romaine and can tell you it’s delicious.

At our lakehouse this weekend, I planted two Wedding Gown Hydrangea and a Rhododenron. There were two Rhododenrons already established:


So my goal was to plant one other on the other side of the steps out front, and to plant the hydrangea near the front steps.


The Wedding gown hydrangea are a dwarf hydrangea that spread about 3 feet wide and tall. They like part shade so this was an ideal spot. I measured out the distance from the wall (roughly…) and dug a hole as deep as the container. This was easy. Then I wrestled the hydrangea out of it’s container with an exacto knife.

I didn’t want to rip the flowers out. 😛

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The Rhododendron was even easier. I did the same thing, dug a hole as deep as the root and then  popped it right in there. I did bury it a little with the existing dirt.



I believe that I will need one more Rhododendron to go on that newly planted side.

Now for the tough stuff. I went to plant on the side that already had Rhododendron there and encountered lots of rocks. They were super annoying during this digging process. It’s something I didn’t even think of but it is certainly a real factor in frustation while planting. Consider yourself warned.

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I learned how to plant trees and shrubs from this Video on Stauffers of Kissel Hill’s website.

Here are a few keyshots from the on the lake that evening… the one on the right is of the supermoon.

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Have you ever planted a tree or shrub?



About VeggieKim

I am a twenty-something gal living in Central Pennsylvania aspiring to have my own edible garden. Follow me thru my trials and tribulations as I journey from seed to harvest.
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2 Responses to Week 18: Planting Shrubs

  1. Laure Carlo says:

    your pic of the super moon looks like a monsters eye!

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