I don't remember what prompted me to check on the eight Foster Holly plants I bought this winter for 1 penny each. They were mostly dead from the cold we experienced in January. I didn't expect them to survive. They're putting out new growth. I pruned all the dead stuff away yesterday before work. I really have no idea where to plant eight shrubs that can reach 25' tall and 15' wide.
Only one of the tea olives survived. It's planted in the crook of the driveway under the oak tree.
Wintersown in 2008, sweetshrub has returned. Down the street, the flowers are holding tight, nearly ready to burst into bloom.
May Night salvia is blooming already.
The lilac at the end of the driveway is just starting.
Scattered clumps of pink dianthus from Jim at the Gaudy Garden are tossing up little blooms here and there.
Sunflowers have germinated. These are the mammoth variety. They were over 10' tall last year. I'll plant them behind the potager in the upper meadow.
It's 45 degrees. Sunny and 84 is the forecast.