As many of you gardeners understand we are a compulsive lot. We are many times controlled by our perfectionism to achieve just that right look. My wife laughs while she sits in here coaster chair watching me observe and analyze the current state of the landscape. To me its almost like a curse, like a squirrel burying his nuts or looking for nuts from past burying episodes. We go to different venues in our minds, maybe that would work, maybe not. For me with my artistic and analytical mind I am in constant thought on what to do or plan next. I guess it keeps me young. Ha.
|Hydrangea "Lady in Red"|
I've already moved over twenty something plants this early spring before they begin active growth. This Hydrangea "Lady in Red" struggled over the past year under a Red Oak Tree, never achieving the greatness it deserved (hows that for reasoning). Actually I thought it "looked" better here. I wonder how many more times it will be moved. Ha! Of course every time you start a project you run into the unknown. Upon starting the "hole" I ran into a layered conglomeration of ____. Put your own four letter word for the imperfection there (stuff). One layer of river rock, a layer of bark, a layer of plastic trash bags laid flat for a barrier I guess, and another layer of river rock, and that doesn't even include the heavy clay soil. I removed the crud and amended the "hole" with sphagnum peat moss in order to achieve the desired "pink" inflorescence. We will see if the Lady meets the requirements (this year anyway).