hydrangea blossoming

hydrangea blossoming
Hydrangea on the Edge of Blooming

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Garden Club At It Again

This photo doesn't do their work justice, though.  It's more like a quick exemplar.  What they have done is brought in a lot of soil/mulch/something very dark and good looking; planted in a gracegul grouping at least seven goodly-sized rhododendrons with maybe some small azaleas or other low bushes around them; and set them off with large boulders.  You can see examples of each in the picture.

It makes me long for spring even more just to see how lovely it will all be: the radiant color of grouped rhodos, azaleas and spring bulbs after the long grey fall, winter, and early spring.  You certainly have to notice about the garden club that they know how to GET THINGS DONE.

And I see that there is yet another big mound of that dark soil, so perhaps there is more yet to come.  We all owe them a vote of thanks for using their time and energy and vision to make all of our lives more beautiful.  Gardening is a lot of work and the members do it themselves and I think they pay for their materials with the money they make on the garden tour.  It is a great act of generosity, a great and lasting gift to Point Roberts that is and that will be.

1 comment:

Jody Hackleman said...

Hi Judy -- thanks so much for posting this. In addition to the seven big rhododendrons, we planted dwarf rhodies around them as well as more flowering shrubs -- red currant, California lilac and dwarf escallonia. The red currants should start to bloom when the daffodls come out, then the bluebells and rhodies will carry us through the spring, to be followed by the California lilacs and escallonia. We've also included some lovely blue oat grass for good measure. We're so lucky to live in such a beautiful place and the Garden Club is happy to add these plants to the scene for everyone to enjoy. -- Jody Hackleman on behalf of The Garden Club