Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Day 675's new additions
My love for hydrangeas is well-documented, but until this weekend, I didn't have any of my own. I scoped out a spot for them almost the instant we moved in, but it needed a little prep work before I brought home any prized specimens.
I was running post-yard sale errands with my mom on Saturday, when we came across a sidewalk plant sale at the mom-and-pop grocery in Mt. Laurel. They had dozens of them, and unlike the ones I've seen this year at the big-box stores, they looked healthy, and the price was right. I bought three 'Nikko Blues' and planted them (during a tornado warning!) safely out of Maddie's reach.
I had hoped to make some more progress in what will one day be my little shade garden, but the weather hasn't been cooperative. The English Ivy we pulled up last summer is back with a vengeance, and the random mounds of monkey grass need a more well-defined home. Add it to the list! But the progress is good, and now I'm much closer to my dream of a picket fence with hydrangeas spilling over ... sigh.