With a sunny, happy winter day tucked in for the night on Sunday, it seems it was the calm before the storm.
|Meticulous leaf removal resulted in rich, robust shrubs|
|The not-so-primped shrubs were thin. Leaves didn't fully rebound all season|
|Normally, blossoms bloom on the old wood - last year the hydrangea's useless/frost damaged wood had to be cut. Here you can see the leaves came back so pruned out the woody stems.|
|April 16th snow/frost punched out the woody perennials|
|Trying to create Spring Containers was too challenging last Spring!|
|Here you can see the snows on the nursery plants in April|
Researching data for this article, I see that my instincts were right:
My experienced nurseryman told me that the plants suffered because of a double punch.