My sickly dogwood and now shade perennials dying
I'm so bummed. While I'm frustrated with the back patio plants, I REALLY liked the plants I had picked for the front yard. It faces east and has a smalllllll front area. In the middle is a dogwood and one edge were 6 foot tall bushes that my neighbor has. Well, first, after I put in all my nice shade partial sun/light shade plants, my neighbor cut her bushes down by half. So, they got more sun. Then last year, after 3 years of no problem, my dogwood looked sickly and the leaves were dwarfed and didn't provide much shade. I have now lost 1/2 of the perennials I planted there. I just want to cry!
Do dogwoods die from this anthracnose? Now I don't know WHAT to plant there. If the dogwood bounces back, I'll have more shade again (it's not a huge tree), but if it continues, I'll have an east side exposure with no shade until afternoon.