Monday, February 29, 2016
My garden is waking up and this time it’s for real. We had weirdly warm weather in December, confusing my plants and triggering premature bloom. Yes, it was great to have quince flowers in December, but the buds were blasted by frost and we probably won’t have many quince flowers in March.
But now my garden is filled with snowdrops and the early crocus are starting.
I have hellebores blooming and will soon have witch hazel.
The last few days have been warm enough to work in the garden and I’ve been out there waging war on the pachysandra mosaic virus. The advice I got from Primex Garden Center has been to cut back diseased plants and the new growth should be okay. I tried that last year but the virus seems more entrenched than ever.
Anybody out there have any ideas about getting rid of the mosaic virus?