This week's Digging with Doug video will feature shrub planting.
I couldn't resist the bargains, at 50 percent off I can continue working on adding to a woodland hillside with rhododendrons, azaleas and other plants. It's a long process, which will take years, but so much fun to eventually fill the area with favorites. It's all under planted in daffodils too.
The funny thing is, we filmed this segment last week in shirt sleeves and 80 degree temperatures. After finishing filming the segment, I went to Hahn Nursery and couldn't resist the bargains and I wanted to get them in before the rain. They will be happy with all this precipitation.
One shrub I had my eye on all season was a bottlebrush buckeye. It's a big shade lover which gets six to 12 feet tall and reaches 15 to 20 wide. I first saw one during a visit to Dawes Arboretum near Columbus.
It's always fun to score a plant you love on the cheap.
There are plants which the nurseries are almost giving away so they don't have to take care of them all winter. There's still time to plant shrubs, trees and bulbs. They can all be planted until the ground freezes solid.
I saw bulbs already reduced 25 percent.
Get out there and plant. Cool and rainy weather make it easy on the plants, but a little harder on the gardener.