But what's worse is when I play "Dead or Alive?" in the garden. You see, every Spring I wander around the yard/gardens and I see plants with no buds or leaves. Uh, oh, has that plant kicked the bucket? Or maybe my aging brain just can't remember that some plants spring back to life later than others. [Note to self: be patient]
The ones that are always the biggest puzzlers in the game are the ones I just planted the fall before and so, no, I'm really not sure if it's dead or alive. And the fact is only time will tell.
Today I saw some new growth (yeah!) on some plants, but the jury is still out on a few others.
|Baptisia - ALIVE!|
|Balloon flower - ALIVE!|
|fothergilla - ALIVE!|
So every day I wander the yard and I peer at these plants and search for the tiniest of buds. And only then will I learn the answer to "Dead or Alive?" I've got my fingers crossed.
Here's hoping you're finding more alive than dead in your garden!