Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pretty Maids All in a Row

Today was the trip to a local garden center I had heard a lot about. Aaand without further ado, here are the results!

Okay, so it may be hard to make out the changes in the larger picture. Here's a detailed shot of the entry and right side. Here, we have two new planters to either side of the stairs with lavender in them. On the far right is a new Minnetonka Rhododendron. Next to that is a transplanted hosta from the other side of the front, and in front of that is a new Siberian Delphinium. In front of the Delphinium are the forget-me-nots from yesterday.
Over here, we have two other new Minnetonka Rhododendrons at the outside corners. Next to those are hostas we shifted to make room for the new rhodies. At the center under the window is a Grape Galaxy Hellebore.
My cart at the garden center :)
A closer shot of the plantings on the right side. Again, I hope these will take off something fierce.

As the rhododendrons grow, they should hopefully start to look like this:

Well, okay, maybe not quite that big. But still. They should grow rather large!

The Grape Galaxy Hellebore was a spur-of-the-moment find. It's evergreen, blooms in late winter to early spring, and is a shade plant. And the blooms...oh my!

It's too late to see the blooms this year, but I can't wait to see them next spring!


  1. They might not take off this season, as they will spend this summer adjusting to their roots, and probably will go through a bit of shock as the new hot weather approaches. You'll see a bit of growth, but a big spurt will happen next season I bet! :)