It was a Hard Winter (especially on the Plants) – May 1

May 6, 2014 Updated May 6, 2014 at 10:08 AM CDT

Many of the Evergreens were damaged due to the severe winter; those which are yellow-tipped just need to be trimmed back and then fertilized. A number of Japanese Maples suffered a winter kill; you can however try to cut them back and force some growth out. There are several boxwoods that did well in the fields but some in pots didn’t have the wherewithal to survive. The White Pines will need time to re-grow, many of them along roadways having suffered salt spray. And now is also a good time to halve your Hasta plants (trying using an old steak knife and cutting from the bottom, instead of the top) and re-plant them.