Weather has been a BEAST .. not near enough rain but thank heavens Garden PA is the saint he is and has watered for me .. we BOTH can't wait for that irrigation system to get going !
I am now looking at what losses have happened ... I lost a small colony of Ostrich Plume astilbe which was one of my favorites and I can not for the life of me figure out why ?
I have never had anything like that happen before especially with astilbe .. they are so reliable.
I have a big sad vacant patch
A garden friend of mine had a fun trip to Sheridan Nurseries yesterday and found some goodies .. Among them was an astilbe called "Mighty Chocolate Cherry" ... now she has me thinking THAT would be a great replacement .. but finding an exact plant here could be problematic .. hope ??
Other plants that have suffered are my small Japanese maples ... some look quite sad .. but I am hoping they will respond with water and kindness ?
My HUGE tulip planting of Queen of the Night surrounded by Antoinette is looking amazing and we are so hoping it flowers the way I saw it in my head when I thought of it last Fall.
Other garden goodies
Epimedium "Niveum" is glowing in the shade
I have a big box from Hortico that I have to open and plant so my next post will be on that.
In the mean time just "Spring" still dancing in my garden ?