Rhododendron Flowers Actually Blossoming

After several attempts and a level of patience I wasn’t sure if I’d have, looks like the rhododendrons are going to make it. Not only are they growing, they’re also blooming. When I bought the middle bush, there were no blooms so I had no idea the flowers were white.  More...

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By David Gaines On Sunday, May 10th, 2015
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New Plants for Side of House: Coral Bells and Enchanted Indigo

I was going to lay the retainer wall bricks all the way down to the shed first, then build up until it was time to start planting. But, I changed my mind.  More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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Dogwood, Blackgum Starting to Bloom

Finally, the trees have started coming alive. We chose Blackgum because its leaves are a fiery red color. We like color. Of course, when the leaves start blooming, they’re green. And I have no idea if they More...

Japanese Pieris
By David Gaines On Friday, November 28th, 2014
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Checking Up on the Japanese Pieris

Checking up on the Japanese Pieris plants. Japanese Pieris Pieris is a genus of seven species of shrubs in the family Ericaceae, native to mountain regions of eastern and southern Asia, eastern North America and More...

By David Gaines On Monday, November 3rd, 2014
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Dogwood, Blackgum Have Arrived

The trees are here! These are the trees we got from the RiverSmart Homes Program. Now I can’t wait until the spring when some new buds appear. I’m hoping the Dogwood blooms some of its white flowers More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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Added New Bulb Out Planter to the Pathway

It’s been a while since I worked on the side of the house. Mostly because buying the bricks for the retainer wall 10 or 15 at a time is time consuming, only helps incrementally and isn’t really a good More...

Japanese Pieris
By David Gaines On Saturday, October 4th, 2014
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Rhododendrons, Japanese Pieris Appear To Be Doing Well

Yet another check up on the plants on the side of the house. The Japanese Pieris seem to be doing well. They’ve sprouted some new leaves, though those were the leaves that were about to sprout when I bought More...

Rhododendron
By David Gaines On Saturday, September 13th, 2014
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Adding New Plants (Japanese Pieris) and Checking Up on Old Plants

Well, the rhododendron has died. Well, it’s been dead, but I’m finally sending it on its way. In its place, though, I got these new plants. Shade tolerant. Evergreen. Just different. These are called More...

Rhododendron
By David Gaines On Saturday, August 30th, 2014
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Checking Up on the Rhododendrons

Well, checking up on the rhododendrons, looks like good news and bad news. The new ones look like they’re going to make it. New leaves are coming out. The leaves are thick, strong, healthy looking. I’m More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, July 13th, 2014
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Two More New Rhododendrons Added

I’m just going to go out on a limb and assume the new planter bulb out won’t kill the rhododendron plants. When laying the soil, I added some plant food for rhododendron plants, some soil specifically More...