Sooo, usually we squirrel like to point out Oak trees for our Blogging A to Z Challenge. But we think you already know how important oaks are to squirrels–and they are starting to leaf out now! Boy, are those buds tender and tasty!
This year, let’s look at a lesser known oak plant that isn’t really an oak at all. Oakleaf Hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia, is a native shrub that has been in these parts longer than azaleas.
It doesn’t produce acorns, but the flowers at the start of summer are nice. We write tons about Oakleaf Hydrangea in the past, so won’t repeat it; just read here!
So that’s our plug for giving a native a try. Leap your day away!