See this bush? Yeah, it’s dead. Sigh. This was one of a pair that we planted in our garden three years ago, and it just didn’t survive this winter. I don’t know if it didn’t get enough water (much less snow) or what, but the other one is flourishing, and this one is not. Now, before any of you tell me that it just looks sick and not quite dead, let me tell you that a simple touch of the branch and all the needles fall to the ground. In fact, this damage? This is just from last night’s wind. So we’re sure it’s a goner.
Now… what to replace it with… This is the fun part of gardening. The keeping stuff alive is much more monotonous (obviously, I’m not as good at it, either).