Winters of past, last year - what did you lose?
Not only was our past winter just plain brutal to man, beast, and plants, spring has just now sprung in the past few weeks. We've been cleaning leaves out of the beds and there are a few plants that I already see that have not survived - nothing left but dead crowns that are not attached to anything. I checked the soil and there is nothing alive there. Very disappointing to me were the loss of:
Orkney Cherry Cranesbill - this was a 2 year old plant and it is very hard to find replacements. Only sold in two places on line. Perfect size for where I put it and it blooms off and on all growing season. So, sigh, I'm rebuying.
Heather Erica x darleyensis we put in the front landscaping last year. My daughter has 3 huge plants put in by a landscaper probably 6 years ago. All were lush and gorgeous so I went out and purchased mine. She lost all 3 of hers as well.
Star Jasmine -large in a large pot- that has overwintered in an unheated garage for years - probably 16 years old - did not make it.
The jury is still out on Gaillardia Arizona Apricot, Salvia Black and Blue, and Salvia Patens Patio Deep Blue. I don't expect to see either of the Salvias even though they have been here for 4 or more years.
What did you lose that surprised you?