Regular readers might remember my series last year “The Challenges of Gardening with Dogs“. In my first post I shared how we moved a hydrangea bush out of the dog yard when I discovered that it is not safe for dogs. It was quite a project with the Dadz putting a chain on the large bush to pull it up with his tractor.
We then transferred it to a new location. It was questionable whether or not the bush would survive the move or not. It did survive, and I figure a good part of that is because hydrangeas aren’t really my favorite, so I wasn’t going to be upset if it didn’t make it. Therefore, this year it is thriving!
That’s OK, because in the long run I think it really does fit in very nicely with the landscaping where we put it. It is also a favorite for the bees and butterflies so that’s a good thing. The photo below is my first of Samantha with our gardens at the new house. This summer is the first time she’s been venturing outside, as we’ve shared recently.
Have you ever had plants or bushes that survived when you really didn’t care if they did or not? We had a barberry bush at our old house that we thought was pretty much dead, but we just left it. The next thing we know it came back to life and outdid itself. While that bush was very pretty, the flowers it had on it in the spring had an awful smell, which I always described as “dirty dish rag”. It sat right outside my office window by the couch which the dogs liked to lie on top of, so I often had to have the windows open! You guessed it too, we have the same bush at our new house, and we’re thinking about moving that one when we re-do the patio at some point too. I’m sure it will survive as well, so we will be sure to move it far away from the house!
Have a great weekend, I am off for a long weekend in Maine with the girls, so the crew will be in the capable hands of the Dadz for a couple days!
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