Friday, June 3, 2011
Back in a corner of the Moonlight Garden I planted an Oakleaf hydrangea a few years ago. It has taken some time to start growing but is finally getting some height and yes, it is even blooming! Typically found in the southeastern part of the country, these big beautiful shrubs are surprisingly drought tolerant and do well with mostly shade since they naturally grow under large trees. The foliage is very pretty and a bit dramatic. It is does have lovely fall color before it drops its leaves in the winter. The white blooming shrub in the forefront is the Rice Flower shrub (ozothamnus).