Yesterday April 9th .. after a trip to get my new computer chair (I have never had one .. then again I have never had an office so I didn't need that chair ? .. plus a rug protector .. how cool is that ?)
OK .. so after coming home and fueling up on Tim Horton's coffee and Tim Bits .. I guess only Canadians will truly know what I am talking about ? haha .. caffeine and sugar rush time !!
I put on my leopard design garden boots .. my dust mask .. and my collection of gloves and tools and started to attack the front garden ... OMG ! .. I can hardly walk today .. will be going back to bed shortly .. couldn't fall asleep last night till after 3:30 .. all that garden excitement ?
Things look some what normal for the weather we have been having and believe me it is strange !
The hellebore bed is very scary but I had to enact some rough justice .. holding on to foliage that is ghastly, gruesome and winter burned to a crisp does no good ... my oldest hellebore "Orientalis" has some flowers.
Jennifer girl I hope to be able to dig it up in the next few weeks to get that section for you so hold on girl!
But one of my concerns is my Green Panda bamboo .. I am hoping some one in zone 5, that has it .. will be reading this and will be able to tell me how to handle my problem.
It usually suffers some winter burn and decides to become a blonde for a while .. but usually the top third is as much as it is affected.
This time both plants are looking totally affected .. but I think they are still alive.
My question is ... do I cut any of this burnt foliage back ? .. previous experience has taught me to be VERY careful about cutting back anything .. but if the plants are so affected should I try that ?
HELP from anyone in my zone with this plant and experience ?? !!