"Yes, it does seem like plants have good years and not so good years. I've seen this with our dogwoods. This year, the bloom is very sparse, whereas in past years, they've been loaded with blooms. Hopefully, next year they will go back to…"
"Yes, that is slate holding up the raised beds. We recycled it when we had the wall going down our driveway rebuilt. I think it will be a few years before this bed really fills in, but I think it will be worth the wait. (Gardening teaches…"
"Thanks, Clare! A lot of people grow them just for the trunk and I can see why. I love the trunk AND the blooms. Such fun plants for sure, and they don't even miss me when I'm on the road for vacation or work (lots of work…"