I checked on some plants that I was worried about.
|The weeping Japanese maple 'Crimson Queen' was shining in the morning light as I rounded the corner of the front walk. This tree split apart in winter snow, and I surgically bolted it back together. You can't tell.|
|The 'Hakuro-nishiki' dappled willow shrubs were cut to the ground in March, and I panicked, seeing the bare stubs of branches. Everyone said don't worry, they'll grow back lustily. Everyone was right.|
|The sourwood tree (Oxydendrum arboreum) that I moved last month, despite the fact that it positively hates root disturbance, is leafing out. I am keeping my fingers crossed.|
And in other breaking news --- this is the first year I have blooms on the sassafras I planted in 2006. It is the first year I have flowers on the Blackhaw viburnum (V. prunifolium) I planted that year too. Nothing to oooh over, and pictures don't show enough to post here, but to me, after six seasons, it's a thrill.
After the rain, it's all growing and it's all good.