I've already posted about my 25' Loquat tree that I thought dead after our freeze, but is putting out shoots now, finally and very slowly. Well, the bed it lives in in my front yard took the hardest hit of my yard. Five clumps of Cast Iron plants were totally brown and had to be sheared off to 5" with hedge trimmers. All the Giant Liriope did likewise and were also sheared off to 5". My 4 ligustrum rear right this photo we were patient with, but leafing was only occuring at the dirt line and 1-1½' up the branches, so they were finally chopped down 2 days ago to create new 1½' bushes. Five of 6 Nandina 'Firepower' bushes in 21" pots all died. The one that survived is now planted into the ground out back. Just thought I'd post a pic I tookk today of the hardest hit bed that houses the Loquat tree far left (out of site this photo). Everything is slowly coming back. I'm especially pleased with the Cast Iron plants around the trees. New shoots are opening out into full leaves now.
When the rain lets up (we've had it daily for 2 weeks now) I plan to get into this bed and whack down the weeds between plants. I admit, It sorely needs it. You can barely see the 7 Ligustrum 'Sunshine' in the center back of the bed out on the intersection face for all the weeds in there. There is ground ivy there, but it's mostly weeds right now. When the rain lets up, I won't have any more excuses.