From the minute we closed on our Dutch colonial,
I have been trying (but failing) to design our lot line landscaping.
Then this happened.
Just last weekend, I found (my favorites!) Oak Leaf hydrangeas
at Menards, a Midwestern home improvement store:
$11 each for one gallon size plants!
Can you believe it?
Yesterday we drove to a Menards about an hour away,
to find enough plants (7 total) to make our informal hedge.
Like this, hopefully:
Back to NOW — here we have our new plants,
marching along our lot line, at left (below).
Imagine, if you will, what our hedge will look like, in a few years:
Good things come to those who wait!
Oak Leaf hydrangeas grow to 6′-8′ tall by 6′ x 8′ wide.
This means our backyard will be less of a fish bowl.
Our hedge will begin + end between 2 large existing trees —
a huge walnut (L) + a gorgeous maple (R):
Oak Leaf hydrangeas have cone-shaped white flowers
which turn a pretty, faded pink as the blooming season progresses.
Yes, those flowers are gorgeous,
but in my opinion, their leaves are the all stars.
Look at what happens in the Fall:
Is it any wonder that Fall is our favorite season?
Anyway, I am so relieved + happy,
after suffering through all those months of indecision.
It’s hard to believe I found one of my favorites,
+ at such an affordable price!
Fingers crossed we’ll find the time to plant them THIS week.