today in the woodland and shade gardens

Acer Orange Dream

Today was a planting day for part of the day. Four Japanese Mountain Hydrangeas. Hydrangea serrata ‘Kurenai’ and Hydrangea serrata ‘Beni. Two of each. They came from Gardens Oy Vey.

There was also a Conversation Piece Azalea (Rhododendron ‘Conversation Piece’) in the order but it hasn’t told me where it wants to be planted yet. Yes, it hasn’t told me.

Seriously sometimes you know exactly where something is going to go, and other times you wait until the plant kind of tells you where it wants to go. I was going to plant the hydrangeas in a completely different area of our property until today. Then I realized looking at the morning light and this one spot that that was where these hydrangeas needed to go because they love morning light.

Also today the Acer Orange Dream and new Acer Bihou started to unfurl their leaves. Japanese Maples are so beautiful as they open. I just love them. So ethereal and delicate.

Also appearing today? Trillium I purchased from a plant sale at Jenkins Arboretum a couple of years ago. Some haven’t survived but these showed up today. Trillium are finicky but once they like a spot they are golden.

It was a nice garden day in the time of COVID19.

Happy gardening.

Acer Bihou

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