The Birdhouse: A West Virginia gardening journal


We arrived to WV just in time for a late-winter/early-spring snowfall. Though it was beautiful, after it all melted I realized that we lost our beautiful (but large) butterfly bush to the big storm a few weeks ago. It’s decimated—broken at the base, rootball split in half.

I could replace with two dwarf butterfly bushes, perhaps. Or, the TIny Tim hydrangea that’s not doing great under the bedroom window, and replace that and the sad azalea with Japanese skimmia? The skimmia is beautiful and looks well suited for the growing conditions there. Imagine this:


Perhaps we could do a dwarf butterfly bush at the end of the bed, the oakleaf hydrangeas in the middle of the sunny bed (flanked by the tall alberta spruce or whatever that is), and then the skimmia in the shadier bed?

Hmmm …

This entry was published on March 6, 2016 at 1:27 am. It’s filed under plans, Winter and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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