what calendar are your plants on this season?
My kirengeshoma (sp) has buds. Had buds. I pinched it back hard. I dont need flowers in JUne! I'd been re-reading the "Well Tended Garden" by Tracey D-S, and was feeling pretty fearless.
Yesterday, I went after the Joe Pye Weed which was already 5 feet tall, and the chelone which is a month ahead of itself. Although I had pruned back the spirea 'shirobana' and b. crimson pygmy a month ago, they looked untouched and were way out of their alloted space. Off with their heads!
The shirobana was loaded with buds, so we'll see if it will bloom on masse later or just be a skimpy rebloom.
I'm just baffled by the garden growth this year.