When loropetalums reached more than 12 feet tall, I considered limbing them up as trees.
Then I saw a Flickr photo of three limbed up like this in front of Park's Seed.
Yesterday the dog and I pruned the lower limbs. Not finished yet.
I noticed a seedling underneath. Buffy sat on it, but I don't think she broke it.
All the loropetalums in my garden are seedlings except the few that are
rooted cuttings from the seedlings. Only one seedling turned out to be white like the species.
You can see here that dogwoods are coming into bloom and
daffodils have mostly finished.
Hawera is still blooming, a late triandrus.
Camellias have had a hard time following the prolonged cold in January.
I sprayed yesterday for scale with soap and oil spray.
Azaleas are just coming into bloom. These are the first to open.
By next Bloom Day the azalea spectacular will be over.
My fav, Pink Pearl in bud and bloom.
When azaleas bloom, Swallowtail butterflies come visit.
I've seen a few flitting about already but they don't stay still for pics.
Garden Blogger's Bloom Day is the meme of Carol at May Dreams Gardens.
Visit her to sign up. March is a fun time to compare the progress of
Spring northward at 10 miles per day, or is it 20 miles a day?