Coming out of hibernation...!
Hello everyone! It's finally nice and warm here in Calgary! We have not had an extremely cold winter but it has been very long... it's been unseasonably cool for the last month or so. It's great to finally have the sun out and be able to enjoy the 14C weather!
As you may remember, I started the planting in my new backyard last summer/fall. It's a south facing yard that is relatively protected, so I was hopeful that even the borderline shrubs that I planted would have made it through. Well, I was happy to see that pretty much all of them looked good! The paniculata hydrangeas all looked alive and healthy, without too much dieback. Even the 3 rhodies seem to have made it! The various sambucus (including the more tender cutleaf one) seem to have done well too!
To my surprise, the Catmint Walker's Low, which was planted by the foundation in a rather dry and sunny spot without much snow cover, is already coming up!
The trees (Toba Hawthorn, Showy Mountain Ash, Norkent Apple and the evergreens) seem to be OK too...
Now, I hope I have not jinxed myself, as I am sure that winter can easily return here in Calgary!!!!!!!!!! Fingers crossed, we will continue to have seasonal weather and these plants will start to come out of their hibernation next month....
How is your northern yard doing?