Thursday, June 19, 2008
The Lilies are starting to bloom and I found this one fully out probably because it was in a very sunny location. I always find it a difficult flower to photograph but this image came out okay.
Yesterday was a tale of two houses as I worked on one house that was 13,000+ square feet and one house that was around 2,000 square feet. Funny thing was they were a few miles from each other. At the little house we planted an Azalea garden with 7 different types, a Blue Holly (Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess') and a 5 foot Hoopsi Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Hoopsi'). At the big house it was more Boxwood hedges including 100 Dwarf Boxwood. We also planted a Dura Heat River Birch (Betula nigra 'Dura Heat'), some Roses and an area of Rhododendrons and Azaleas. Today it is back to the big house to plant a Hemlock hedge (Tsuga canadensis) with 30 7 to 8 foot trees and the Perennial delivery. It is over 1,000 plants. Thank goodness it isn't a Blue Spruce hedge. Those are way too sharp. The Hemlocks are nice and soft and smell good.
(Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess')