Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Walk in the Woods

Spent the afternoon at the Hancock Woodlands Nursery tagging rhodos for a client's garden. In addition to the fields of rhodos, there was a lovely forest walk where we were able to see what our selections will look like when they are full grown.

We had the pleasure of speaking to Marjorie Hancock who gave us some great siting tips for these gorgeous shrubs. Basically the larger the leaves, the more tolerant the plants will be of shade; the smaller and squatter rhodos need more sun; and all rhodos prefer morning sun to bloom well. As Marjorie says, "There's just no point in buying them, if you don't have the proper location, because they won't bloom at all!"

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