When I read her post, I thought she had come up with a really neat idea. We are so good at posting all the beautiful things in our garden, but we rarely share the "misses" LOL.
Choosing the "worst" was easy: our saucer magnolia suffered cold damage just as it was about to bloom and the plump, mauve, pearlescent blooms turned brown overnight.
I had hoped that some of the tighter, immature buds might have escaped damage but as they opened, it was clear that all of the buds had been affected. This was quite a disappointment. After a fairly lackluster bloom in previous years, this tree had finally come into its own and was covered with blossoms ready to open.
Choosing the "best" was harder. We have so many beautiful things blooming in the garden right now. This entire month has been a feast for the eyes. But if there was one plant that really made me smile this month it was our sand cherry.
|Once a tree, our sand cherry is now more shrub-like|
The sand cherry almost didn't survive last winter after a snow plow cleaved the main stem nearly in two and buried it under 6 feet of snow. We glued the stem and wrapped it with twine and hoped the fracture would knit. When the tree started to wilt under the demands of growth, we heavily pruned it, crossed our fingers, and hoped for the best. You can read about the sand cherry's ordeal here.
With the strange weather we've been having, I'm sure many of us have had our share of "worst" moments this month. You can see what prompted Angela to post about this and add your blog to her list at Bumble Lush.