Buying it several years ago, we planted it according to the instructions, but it didn't do well. It struggled. And every year, after talking to many fellow gardeners, I would do what they recommended and every year the poor bush continued to struggle.
Barely making it each Summer, I tried cutting it back in the Fall and cutting it back in the early Spring.
Last year, in the Fall, I asked the Pres if I could relocate it. While you may think that it strange that I asked him, it wasn't. He was mowing the lawn and does not like to "go around" things...which means "Sure you can move it as long as it's not in the way when I mow."
Meanwhile thinking that transplanting it would be enough of a shock for the bush, I left it alone and did no cutting. All I did was water it faithfully.
Although the blooms are just coming, and despite the Japanese Beetles who did their fair share of chewing, this year it nearly doubled in size!!
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My Spoiled Plants
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