Then, this evening, I checked it again and discovered the culprit:
Or should I say culprits!
I didn't even know that hornworms ate Viburnums. But even though I don't know the variety of these guys, they obviously have a taste for for the plant. Grumble, grumble.
Needless to say, they have now departed the garden.
Planted in the Ground:
- Mexican Petunias (Ruellia tweediana 'Colobe Pink'): Added three more to the pond area as they tend to be evergreen in a typical winter
- Gulf Coast Penstemon (Penstemon tenuis): Added three more to the existing small patch to help thicken up the area; hoping this will make for an even better spring showing
- Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense): Two more added - one in a dry area near the path and another in the recently created succulent bed (not pictured).
- Lady Tulips 'Cynthia' (Tulipa clusiana 'Cynthia'): Ten more placed into the bed near the pond (not pictured)
Planted in Pots:
- Foxtail Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyersii'): Have one in the ground; decided to try one in a pot. Not entirely sure if it is winter hardy, but plan on leaving it out (so I guess I'll learn!)