Those little twigs sticking up through the snow are what's left of my baby blueberry bushes! This year, I am going to do everything I can to protect them.
I pruned several bushes this week - my butterfly bushes and my hydrangeas. I took another look at them today and determined that I have to go back and make some "thinning cuts". Thinning cuts can be done at any time of the year, as they don't really effect the fruiting.
This poor butterfly bush had a deer take a nap on it last summer. It's still alive, but I have to find some way to straighten it out.
I still have our hemlock hedge to do - which is getting a little out of hand:
Also, forsythia, lilacs,burning bush (which is an invasive species) and spirea... all of which are a mess!
I like this picture of Shadow! He loves to be outside when I'm gardening.
Anyway, I tend to tame all of these plants. These pictures show we had fresh snow yesterday. The yard looked a little bleak today - very soon we should see a lot of color (and neat looking hedges and shrubs)!