fool me once...
Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery has said that "I consider every plant hardy until I have it killed it myself...three times". Do you feel the same?
How many times will you attempt to grow a plant that keeps dying out? What circumstances would you be more or less likely to replace it?
Is there any plant you feel worth growing, no matter how many times you loose it?
I've been thinking a lot about this, since so many plants died out over last winter. Usually I never replace plants that die out. I'd honesty just move on to something new if it failed, for whatever reason. This is especially true if I've had it for awhile. I never bother with re-purchasing things that are short lived or can't take the occasional bad winter.
There are a few things I am (if I get the opportunity) seriously thinking about replacing. These were either due to my fault (negligence, bad placement, etc). Asarum splendens- should have tried in front, where it is warmer and better draining. Bapstisia 'Purple Smoke'- my negligence/might have weeded too close to it, lol.
I've recently come to the conclusion that a LOT those items a plant later in the season (even Sep) have a higher chance of dying over the winter. Several of those I may replace...including 'Pamina' Jap Anemone.
How about you guys?