The ouch could easily apply to my rampage in the garden yesterday just before the RAIN crashed my party.
But this is also a "mental ouch" .. the euphoria I felt with finding a dogwood soon evaporated .
When I saw the edges of the leaves turning YELLOW .. well, how can you not know something negative is happening and in a freight train way.
In all fairness to Home Depot , I took pictures on my phone, and a sample leaf for the garden center manager to see .. I didn't even have to show her .. she knew right away (there must have been a few other unhappy customers that blazed the trail of complaints before me).
Up and out comes the dogwood and the disappointment as well.
On a happier note .. I am trying again with a Japanese maple .. Bloodgood ... which I already have had for almost 20 years in the front garden .. it was my first (love) Japanese maple.
It is under planted with hosta and ferns .. contrasted with a gold barberry shrub.
I swear gardeners will be cut throat when it comes to plants.
If I had turned my back on my cart for a few minutes, I think he would have ran away with it !
I guess this was always meant to be ? ... no dogwood for me, but a lovely new "hardy" Japanese maple to admire under my giant Pacific Sunset Maple, who is queen of the garden.
Other garden matters .. plants leap forth each day .. pictures of them literally CHANGE each day.
I worked like a madwoman trying to get mail order plants in, while transplanting a few of the older ones to make room and spread out.
Plans get dashed and re-established every time I go out there .. talk about on the fly ideas .. it makes my head spin at times .
The bees have loved it so much it has been amazing to watch them collect pollen from it.
The downside is, that tons of these flowers drop in the garden and it can be a mess .. but, knowing it provides so many beneficial insects with food especially in this quirky Spring .. I can deal with that.