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!
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. 😛
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.
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.
Have you ever planted a tree or shrub?