A woodland setting demonstrates a harmonious garden with year-round interest by displaying both evergreen and deciduous Rhododendrons.
Several varieties of Hosta as companion plants provide unusual leaf textures, color and flowers after the peak Rhododendron display (late April to early June).
Generally, most rhodos like shade or part shade and were originally planted under the large Douglas-fir and Grand fir trees but because of a root rot (Phellinus) many of the more hazardous trees were felled. This area has poor drainage so most of the rhodos had to be elevated, coarse sand and leaf mulch added and many drainage ditches dug. Generally, rhodos like to sit on a mound.