This pathetic thing is a flowering dogwood, Cornus florida, after a month in my care. (Not the same one I posted about earlier.) I planted it, watered it, and then forgot about it. I only remembered it when I went out to set the sprinkler in the shade garden because all the hellebores were wilted to the ground. (Set a sprinkler to make it rain.)
I dug it up, put it in a pot and set it in a bucket of water, so that the remaining leaves could be battered by hail. I have no doubt it’s thrilled to be under my care.
“One dogwood is bad enough, but two?”
In my defense, I’m a weak-willed gardener. See plants for sale, buy them. Think about where they will go in the garden, and their cultural requirements later. Or not at all.
This is the result. I plan to give this away to someone who will actually take care of it.
Now, what can I plant in that empty space?