The “Katherine Dykes” shrubby cinquefoil is settling in; actually, it looks like it’s always lived on the slope.
After a bit of a rough start (brown tips on the leaves) the Russian cypress seems to be taking hold. I noticed some new growth this evening. Very happy to report this development.
Still have to mulch around the red osier dogwood and the Rosa rugosa. But, honestly, things are improving out there on that ol’ slope.