|1. Foam flower Tiarella Cordifolia|
|Do you even see the leaves?|
1. Bad Location: One of the most difficult plants to get established this summer has been the foam flower. I planted five foam flowers under a silver maple with the thought that they would make a nice ground cover. I knew growing anything under the maple would be problematic but not to the degree I have encountered. I have watered these plants almost on a daily basis since May and they still look like they are about to die. All I can do is see if they survive the winter.
|2. Invincibelle Spirit hydrangeas|
All these plants are new to the garden. You make recall that this year I planted over 70 plants and transplanted some others (you can see what I have done here and here). There are always going to be surprises. Death is expected. Time will judge the good from the bad. I have lost a few perennials not mentioned here but I won't cry about that now. All in all I think my new plantings did very well.