My lace cap hydrangeas. Whaaaaaa! (That is the sound of me crying.) These only bloom every other year. Does anyone know why? Is it because I cut off some of the blooms to bring inside last year? There is a lace cap bush at our church and it blooms every year.
In the middle of the picture below is my lilac plant. It is kind of hard to see. My question on this one is should I cut it back after it blooms in the spring? I love this plant!
Here is what it looked like a couple of months ago. I planted it last year so this was the first year it bloomed. It smelled so good!
My last question is about my hibiscus. I forgot to ask this in my last post. See those green leaves down on the bottom by the dirt? Do I need to clip those off or just let them grow?
And this will show you how much of a total dork fest I am but I'm going to show you anyways. :) Cody literally laughs so hard when I pull this out. This is my garden journal.
It's just a plain notebook that I made tabs for that say, current, future, maintenance, receipts, seeds, and misc. I take the tags off everything I buy and staple them under the "current" section since this is what is currently in my yard. Those tags have a lot of useful information.
Under "future" I have articles on new plants that I want to get and under "maintenance" I have information on pruning and maintaining what I currently have.
So there you have it. Laugh all you want but I reference this little notebook quite regularly. Haha! :)