While I’m sure it’s not the first mistake I’ve made in this project, this is the first one I’ve discovered.
I thought I was planting a short iris at the edge of the patio, but I think I’ve actually (mis)planted my Hosta ‘June.’
The iris and hosta were planted close to one another near one of the Osmanthus, and when I dug it up all I could see was its fuzzy little scalp crowning the large root ball. They look quite similar to me at this stage (dormant, crusty nothing). I haven’t yet come up with a satisfactory system for marking my plants–I like the metal markers fine, except that they sometimes come off their pins as I am raking leaves in the fall, and in the winter there’s not enough growth in the garden to keep the area from looking like a miniature graveyard full of little metal headstones.
‘June’ will roast if in fact it is where I think I’ve put it, but I am going to wait until it emerges before I move it again. In the meanwhile, I’ll take any suggestions you have for discreet, attractive plant markers.