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It Survived!!!

April 25th, 2017

In the spring I’m always eagerly anticipating the growth of all the plants, but I’m particularly interested in the plants that were added the previous season. This is always make or break time, they either survived the winter or they didn’t. After a summer and fall of drought last year, I was worried about the many new plants/trees I added to the garden. This spring I was over the moon when I noticed my Cornelian Cherry dogwood (Cornus mas) starting to bud. I watered it religiously last summer, but that’s not always a guarantee that things will survive.


When the buds burst forth into bloom I was even happier. This lovely little tree will be a welcome addition to the early spring garden, the sunny little blooms add such a pop of color. This year I’m hoping to prune it a bit and get starts from soft wood cuttings in July, perhaps I’ll save seed from the fruit and try that method as well. I’ll have to read up a bit on propagating this tree to ensure success.

Did you lose any plants this past winter?

One Comment to “It Survived!!!”
  1. Marina on April 25, 2017 at 7:01 am

    What a lovely tree!
    It is too early to tell here in NH, but I think we are ok.
    Do you have Stone in the Garden by Gordon Hayward? I just got a used copy from Amazon, I think you would enjoy that book. You had a lovely quote from him the other day.
    Gordon lives near us in Putney, VT.
    He gave us some advice on our graden plans, and we once rented his cottage in the Cotswolds in England as a base for garden tours there.
    You would love that area!

    Reply to Marina's comment

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