My beloved viburnums have been the “steady Eddies” here in my harsh zone 4 garden for 20+ years. But the viburnum leaf beetles came along and took ’em all down. The doublefiles had minimal damage so they bounced back and are OK, but the others (cranberrybush & arrowwood)are toast. It’s been a few years now. Is it safe to try again? Any advice? I miss them terribly and so do the birds :-(
Welcome! I’m Margaret Roach, a leading garden writer for 25 years—at ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ ‘Newsday,’ and in three books. I host a public-radio podcast; I also lecture, plus hold tours at my 2.3-acre Hudson Valley (NY) Zone 5B garden, and always say no to chemicals and yes to great plants.