So when I went looking this weekend and found one for $35, I grabbed it. Is that expensive? I thought it was, but I really wanted this one.
Once I got it home, I could not find a place to plant it. I have mentioned my nearly pure rock garden soil before. Where I wanted to put this plant, I could not dig deep enough. So I found a place I could dig near the smaller arbor and put it there--in front of a shrub and between two pine trees.
I was not happy -- it was just not the right spot.
So Sunday morning I asked DH if he could try to dig a deep enough hole near the big arbor where I really wanted it. Being the good sport he is, he came out to dig. First he removed these asters.
After digging down about six inches, he hit pure rock. I told him (3 times) to forget it (I know how miserable it is to try to dig through limestone). I would just have to leave 'Limelight" where I had planted it Saturday
He said that maybe if I filled the hole with water and let it sink in, he may be able to dig deeper. So I did that--twice. I don't know if it was the water or just the 15-minute break waiting for the water to go down....but somehow my amazing husband dug a hole deep enough and I was able to replant 'Limelight'. I was thrilled to no end!
I think this is the perfect spot for this hydrangea.
I did not even know it turns a burgundy color in the fall! The one I bought is already turning to burgundy.
I am now really happy with the placement of this hydrangea. Thank you DH!!