Last fall, I installed some Dwarf Japanese Barberries in our front yard. I thought they were evergreens, so I began to worry when all of their leaves disappeared during the winter. They just looked like little dead sticks coming out of the ground. As much of a pain as it would have been to dig them back out, I was glad that Pike’s Nursery has a lifetime replacement on all shrubs and trees.
Then, a couple of weeks ago as we were pulling out of the garage, I made Bradley stop because I saw something exciting! Little tiny leaf buds all over every single one of the bushes. Not a one had fallen victim to my limited gardening ability or the weird winter we have had. I am so relieved that I don’t have to dig out and replant all eight of them.