Now that Spring 2014 is in full gear we can now observe which perennial plants did not survive the below zero weather nights of the past winter. Some vegetation varieties are just not turning green with new growth.
Our multi-colored daisies that bloomed so prolifically last year have not shown any intent of returning this year. The Black-eyed Susans made it through winter well, though, and look good coming back. Butterfly Bushes took a beating with most limbs and branches “freeze-dried” and now only sparse new growth is evident near the base of the plants. Neighbors have reported the same with their Butterflies.