I just purchased one for our top wooded are, but I do have them growing wild down in the 1/2 acre that's never touched (purposely). Those do fine with no care at all Mona. I think it's up to you though because I have seen them all tidied up.
My mahonia was about to flower in November last year, I guess due to the warm weather last year. It didn’t since it became colder just before the flowers turned out. That has never happened before and in the end it flowered in May as usual.
@ulrikagustafsson, did the November almost-flowers die and then it produced new ones in May? Everything looks so good now, especially when we get a few moments of sun as well, it is almost hard to imagine how bare and gray everything will become once winter eventually hits.
@gjones, no more than the regular busy-ness of normal life, but I've been struggling a bit with the device-driven mentality most of us get caught up in so easily. I don't like what it does to the quality of social interactions in my family and elsewhere, and I feel conflicted about what part I want to play in the whole thing. Haven't found The Answer yet, but as with so many things, I guess balance and a mindful approach can bring out the best of both worlds.
Yes, they died, and I didn’t think they could produce new flowers so fast but they did. I’m beginning to dread the months ahead, today has been windy and it’s not that hard to imagine the grey we’re heading into. For me it gets worse by every year coping with the grey and cold months.
Hi Mona, great to see your posts again. I agree with your comments about devices, but used sensibly they can be a wonderful tool, especially GTags. I love the way it allows us to interact with likeminded people all over the world, providing friendships that would otherwise not be possible. My mahonia is also preparing to flower so I think you can safely say that it’s the right time for them! 😀
@ulrikagustafsson, winters here in my area are relatively mild compared to many other places, but I still complain😜 I too find it harder and harder, and I really miss the green - which is probably why I feel such joy in hunting for the first signs of spring.
Hi @jacaranda, it is great to be back! I guess I needed the time-out, but I've missed the GT community. So great to connect with people who (probably?) don't think I am crazy for enjoying gardening the way I do😜