Like I told my bride, “I WILL get the hedge planted. You do not have to nag me every two or three years.” 😂 Well, walking in Lowe’s to stay out of the heat, we noticed some Burning Bushes (Euonymus alatus) on sale as well as some Dwarf Alberta Spruces (Picea glauca Conica), all priced for out-of-season as the planting time in Kentucky is about over. So we bought twelve bushes and four trees to spread across a side fence in the back yard. The little more than three hours work would have been less if we did not have so many limestone rocks and the neighbor’s tree roots.
But the pots were small, so the digging went fairly quickly. Placed a rock in the bottom of each hole to stabilize the plant and make the roots grow around it, not that the westerly winds will blow through the fence, anyway.
The Burning Bushes were planted with just a little of the root ball above ground and the Spruces just even with the grade. I plan to mulch pretty soon . . . “Honey, you don’t need to nag me every eight or nine months to add the mulch!” 😁
I have marked the date in my smartphone for the next few years and will give an annual report here on Wordless Wednesday each year. 👌
Okay, I DID do the mulching today. 😊