What a day!
What a wonderful day on Tuesday! My plants were purchased on Monday, many of the holes for planting had been dug in January & February (!) and I was ready to mix backfill (cow manure, chipped leaves, and dirt), and then to mulch with my own chipped leaves, compliments of Mother Nature in the fall of 2014. I expected this to be a 2-day project, but all the details fell into place and it was completed in 1 day! I planted 12 shrubs from the nursery, dug and transplanted 5 shrubs that were in the way of the placement of the evergreen hedge along the fence line and here it is. The evergreen hedge will mature at 6-8′ tall, with the azaleas in the front edge being about 3′ tall. The dogwoods, crape myrtle, abelia, and clethra are not very noticeable in these photos. Maybe I will take some more photos after their foliage opens in a few weeks.