Did I mention planting the iteas? I did. They look great in their decided placement. They are backed by the viburnum burkwoodi’s which really looks good. I hope they do well.
Pines are not looking good in Ohio this year, including mine. Losing lots of needles. But I don’t think it is serious for mine, they have some good green growth, too…. so it may be just losses that are either natural or from the drought of last year. Every year seems strange in some way anymore. I don’t think we have normal, I think normal is something of the mythical past.
It is raining fairly hard today after yesterday’s perfect weather. Very windy.
I cut down many of my perennials-mostly the asters. Some years I leave everything til spring, but I wanted the asters out of the way-they are very messy in winter. Spring is always wet cold work, so the fall is my preferred time to get things out of the way and prepared for spring.
I am trying out a new tulip -‘Lipstick’ or something. I will put in the proper name later. It is a triumph type I hope it matches up with the Apeldoorn’s …if not, I will have to seperate them with some gray or white things. Taking chances this year.