Very first garden chore done this Spring
Early this morning while walking the dog, I noticed new growth already coming on the butterfly bushes; so after our usual hike around the property, we go back to the shed and get the loppers to cut them back. Very happy with how healthy they look considering their age and the harsh winter.
However, this will only be the first of many trips with the loppers. I've had lots of damage to other shrubs and trees from the ice storms, my yard and orchard are littered with branches.