With a sunny, happy winter day tucked in for the night on Sunday, it seems it was the calm before the storm.
|Meticulous leaf removal resulted in rich, robust shrubs|
|The not-so-primped shrubs were thin. Leaves didn't fully rebound all season|
Researching data for this article, I see that my instincts were right:
My experienced nurseryman told me that the plants suffered because of a double punch.