Spring garden cleanup is no small chore. The primary salvation is that lots of pretty narcissi are in bloom everywhere. Now that the bun-buns have tulips to eat, the various shrubs can be released from their cages. By now swelling buds pretty well reveal where and what requires pruning. An ancient Nanking cherry died and had to be removed. It's lacy white flowering was always so attractive. It was massive and now an area about 20 x 25 feet is in need of a new plant(s) that can deal with the semi-shade and a large black walnut's chemical warfare. Perhaps a new magnolia, or an Asian lilac, or a magnolia, or the new Exochorda racemosa (image courtesy of Nadiatalent, Creative Commons) already ordered, or a magnolia, or a Pterostyrax. What do you think?
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