Spring has gotten a hold of me and I have been having a need to plant before the Lush takes over. Sometimes you have to jump up and down a bit vigorously to get a plant to fall out of the ground.
I knew just where to dance to get some Doghobble, Leucothoe fontanesiana, to follow me home.
An added bonus in my travels today was a start of the native Galax urceolata. I have been eyeing it for a couple years. Today a couple pieces broke off.
I stopped to look at some newly opened daffodils on my way to planting.
I managed to turn one big wad of rooted Doghobble stems into seven plants.
That was enough to close in a hedge below the Great Lawn. It will take a few years of course. I'm very frugal in my shopping and tend to start very, very small with a lot of things.
They aren't tiny at least. Maybe a dash of fertilizer would be in order just to move things along.
The rain has been most cooperative with my plantings this last week. It makes life easier when I don't have to water things.
The Oconee Bells are now open.
Next on my list is some red twig dogwood. I don't think any of the gardens I tend have any of the plain green leaf kind. Maybe one? That makes shopping harder and more expensive. I have tried the variegated ones and they don't seem to like it here at all.
Meanwhile, next door at Bulbhilla,
Bulbarella is enjoying a very good show.