Friday, April 11, 2014

Rhapsody in Blue

Veronica  peduncularis "Georgia Blue" in glorious full bloom on April 9, 2014

Georgia Blue's foliage burned considerably over this harsh 2013-14 winter, and I toyed with the idea of shovel-pruning it and chalking it up as another gardening trial-and-error.

What a colossal dunderhead move that would have been!

Luckily, I bided my time and Veronica rewarded my patience with the foliage recovering at a stunning pace. (In fact, I didn't even have to remove any of the dead foliage as it quickly decayed and/or was covered up by new growth.)

Now I'm so smitten that I'm planning to add a couple more Georgia Blues in the same spot!