Do you have very slow plants or trees that are the last ones to go from "naked" to GREEN in your garden when all of the other plants are leaping ahead wickedly ?
I have two .. the Bittersweet vine (which is really a monster once it gets going) .. I have said many a naughty word to it during these years .. but the birds adore it .. so what can I do ?
And then there is my Stag Horn Sumac ..
I swore when we eventually bought a house coming back from the Netherlands .. after seeing what they did with their Sumacs (pure artistic genius !) .. that I would have a beautiful Sumac too .. and it is ..once it gets going !
Husband and son always thinks it is dead every time it is pollard ... but you could not kill this "sucker" with dynamite .. plus it sends out runners like evil minions .. but again I have to deal with them to have my
"Halloween Tree" and that means a lot to me ... in Autumn it is brilliant !!
So on with the look of a dead tree to signs of life clothing it's nakedness ? wink wink !