As I've mentioned many time before...I have NO green thumb whatsoever. Ironically, I LOVE gardening each Spring. My birthday present from my parents each year (Memorial Day Birthday) is plants for the yard and my present from Steve is the time to go plant them without little boys helping me..
Last year, I received two plants for Mother's Day and I planted them both. One of them died and one of them sort of survived. By the end of the summer it was looking pretty bad and I was going to pull it. Someone told me to leave it and see what happens this spring. I did.
As you can see, the branches all sticking up are TOTALLY DEAD. They snap when bent.
However, there is new growth underneath that actually looks really healthy.
I think it's either a hydrangea or an azalea. Those are the two I got but I don't know which one it is. Any guesses?
Here's the question, do I pull it or leave it? Do I cut off the dead branches down to the ground or leave them? I hope someone can help me. I need to make a decision before I spread mulch around that area.