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Much of the escollonia here is showing signs of delayed cold stress from that cold spell we had last December.  Showing signs? I understated that, we have dead escollonia all over.  Had a few firethorns suffer die off as well.  I'm anticipating more delayed damage to show up in differant plants as the season progresses.

I'm already seeing aphids on roses.  Squishing them in my fingers as fast as I can. I have even seen some black spot on rose leaves this week, it seems too soon for black spot, but here it is.

Down in the veggie garden the peas are showing as are the onions.  No sign of the hops I planted several weeks ago, looking forward to harvest this fall. 

The raspberry patch is showing good spring growth and the grape buds are swelling.

 

So how is everyone else's yard and garden doing this spring?

Hank

 

 

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Hi Hank,

Everything is definitely coming back to life. Roses are budding and full of aphids (I use neem oil mixed with water in a spray bottle for this) and many other plants are shooting up and out and look great. Sadly, my beloved banana appears to have died from the cold stress as I see zero life.

I planted some baby black bamboo last year and hope to see it really take off this year. Any recommendations?

I am thinking of going over to Marbotts today. Marbotts is a N/NE Portland gem chock full of great things and amazingly friendly people who work and own the place.

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