3 Little Lime Hydrangeas Planted + Azalea Transplanting - June 2022
At the beginning of June, I showed off the three 2# Little Lime Hydrangeas that I brought home as part of our backyard landscape plan. I wanted them to fill in right in front of the apple tree Belgian Fence espalier on the north side of the yard - under the Tree Swing Northern Red Oak tree.
In order to get these three in the ground, I first has to dig up and transplant an existing shrub: An Azelea. This flowering shrub has been in the ground for a number of years and, in reality, was in a terrible spot. It flowers (barely), but is leggy and not happy here. I started by digging up the azalea while trying to keep the rootball totally intact and surrounded by soil. See below for the spade I used to dig this azalea up - right in front of the Belgian Fence espalier:
I decided to move this one out further west to a more-sunny spot in the backyard.
With these being #13, #14 and #15 shrubs planted, I thought I'd revisit my initial list:
5 Oakleaf Hydrangeas.Planted and done. 8 Viburnum.4 treeform bought. 3 planted in back. 1 in front. Call it 5 remaining. 3 Little Lime Hydrangeas.
- 3 Tardiva Hydrangeas
1 Panicle Hydrangea.Planted one of the Doublefile Viburnum here. 6-8 upright evergreensPlanted six Green Giant Thujas in two spots. 6-8 boxwoods and/or Yews- 3 Green Velvet planted IB2DW. (at least) 3 left.