This Rhododendron was transplanted over a year ago and I believe this is the year he shows me his thanks.
This is what happens when you plant on top of other existing plants. I'm thinking of letting it all go, survival of the fittest, see what thrives.
Most people rake in the Fall. We do, but I leave a light coating of leaves in my back bed for fun. And for moments like this one where the new growth pierces through last years remnants.
I hope you are enjoying your spring arrivals.