This rhody sports an attractive blue-green leaf surface with a beautiful, contrasting red/orange underside. My original intent was to pair it with our Twombly’s Red sentinel maple but I decided the colors were a bit too similar. So I planted it a little further away among some hostas near our Everred rhododendron for some continuity in the retaining wall area.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!