The following was received via email: Hi, I have been much inspired by my visits to the Asian Garden in developing a woodland garden here on Salt Spring. Would someone be able to tell me about which hydrangeas are doing the best under the conifer canopy that you have there? My reading leads me to think that H. aspera and H. serrata might be fine in that much shade, and perhaps H. arborescens too. I would greatly appreciate any comments or advice. The rest of the message is here.