Operation Rhododendren Relocation

OOperation Rhododendron Relocation was in full force a few weeks ago at the house in Cashiers. Guess who hosted the neighborhood’s outdoor annual gathering? Of course it rained, so we welcomed all the ‘neighbors’ inside our little mountain project, and gave tour after tour of our house and garden (to be.)

Before leaving, one of the neighbors mentioned that the rhododendron at the entry were overgrown and blocking the vision of cars entering. The plan was to cut the trees down. Right away another neighbor said, “I bet Lissy Parker would love those trees.” Mr.’P’ jumped into action and quickly volunteered me to move them to our sparse garden. Luckily, I know a crew of the best garden and landscaping guys around. One quick call and they were there the next morning. Just look at what happened next …

The planning stage of the mission began early in the morning

The planning stage of the mission began early in the morning

 

Lots of equipment and planning were needed

Lots of equipment and planning were needed

 

And lots of helpers—everyone looks so small

And lots of helpers—everyone looks so small

 

The Polaris Ranger came in very handy for leverage and pulling

The Polaris Ranger came in very handy for leverage and pulling

 

I was driving for this tree removal—not

I was driving for this tree removal—not

 

Success! Now for the replanting

Success! Now for the replanting

 

And here I am in front of the newly planted rhododendron—wish

And here I am standing in front of the newly planted rhododendron—wish

xo♥, Lissy

All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Cathy Garrett

    November 11, 2013

    Thats great that you moved the Rhododendron. I love them they are so beautiful when they are in bloom!

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      November 11, 2013

      Hope they like their new home—doing well so far.
      xo

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    Jennifer

    November 14, 2013

    oh my word, I’ve never seen one that big! Amazing…lucky you

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      November 14, 2013

      So far so good Jennifer. Hope they do well this winter.
      xo

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