Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Garden Tuesday: Hydrangea

My oldest daughter considers herself the Master Gardener hereabouts. So, after we took down a large poplar tree out front, which left a barren spot in the shrub bed, she consulted with her Daddy, and decided she needed to find something to fill the void.

Off she went to the local garden center, and returned with a spirea, and a hydrangea. She promptly recruited Ryan to help with the hauling.

Then it was time to position the plants, by which she meant Ryan was to dig holes while she supervised.

It did seem like a good plan.

Ultimately, Dan and Mark came out to join the planting party, but by then the photographer had wandered back indoors to work.

14 comments:

Benny and Lily said...

Will master planter daughter invite us to the planting pawrty?
Benny & Lily

Big Dude said...

I can't resist asking - is your son planning to become a plumber LOL

Abby said...

Supervising is a very important and serious role ;) hydrangeas are just gorgeous

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Everybuddy, mum loves your daughter's supervising skills. Perfect. Just point and they dig. I bet Thor liked to help dig at times too. Can we see the finished position? Take care all. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Sue said...

That girl has the right idea. Put those boys to work with the shovels while she supervises.

Pam said...

I love Hydrangeas... I bet it looks beautiful.

altadenahiker said...

She looks like you, and is just as bossy -- er, I mean, exhibits great supervisory skills.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Good supervising skills are necessary when your brothers are around! Love hydrangeas. Diane

monica said...

your very own gardening team - how neat is that !! Love it ! Some say when having numerous kids that thay are aiming for their own soccer team - but a gardening team is in my opinion much better!!

Monica

Mickle in NZ said...

If your parents are kind enough to give you lots of brothers than make use of them!

Shannon chose a lovely white hydrangea - the added bonus is the white ones don't change colour unlike the pink and blue which are affected by soil acidity or alkalinity.

Along the same line as with dear Larry's comment, perhaps Ryan needs to learn about belts, lol.

Sending love and care to you all, Michelle (yes, Zebby Cat is asleep again ....)

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm just now able to water things without killing them!

SissySees said...

I'm impressed. No hands on hips, no arm outstretched in a full point... She's a polite supervisor.

Pam said...

Hey, she gardens the way I garden!!

~~louise~~ said...

The Master Gardner at the cooperative extension was doing the same thing just the other day except she didn't seem to do it with such grace. No one looks graceful in overalls!

Thanks for sharing, Marjie...I bet they will fill in quite nicely:)