Butterfly Bush - It's staying both my wife and I like it where it is and since I cut it back severely each spring it does get out of hand.
Nandina (2) - I'm not a fan of nandinas and would love to remove them both but my wife likes the one in the center so it wills stay (for now...)
Bird's Nest Spruce - I'm a big fan of this plant but it's planted too closet to the butterfly bush, it needs a new home.
Yew - the Densiformis yew I discovered on the discount rack three years ago are doing great. Foundation plantings for $10 - you can't beat that!
Euonymous fortunei - This variegated evergreen is getting leggy and I wouldn't mind removing them but I'm deferring to the wife again ;).
Catmint - This one attracts many of the pollinators especially the big bumble bees. I'm keeping one in the garden for sure but may move the second one.
Irises - These aren't a problem but need moved to allow them room to grow.
Echinacea - When in bloom the coneflowers attract plenty of butterflies and the stingy pollinators too.
Spirea - It was here when we moved in and grew back from its roots. It's now too big for its spot and will need moved.
Gaillardia - An offspring of an 'Oranges and Lemons' that reverted back to one of it's parents.
Phlox - This looks great every spring! It does need a hair cut though - did I hear anyone say cuttings?
Heath - It was looking sad this spring but seems to have rebounded.
Mums - Some giant red mums are in need of a new home. The flowers aren't giant, just the plant. It's spilling over onto the sidewalk in a large bush - and I never pinched it back. Of course it didn't pinch me first! ;)
'Silver Mound' artemisia - I like this plant but it looks in really sad shape right now. A mid-summer pruning was probably needed to keep it bushy. 'Silver Mound' is also spilling over the sidewalk. It's a look I like but maybe not here.
Salvia 'East Friesland' - EF looks awesome every spring and after a hard pruning it comes back great. I really don't think I can move these - I just don't want to! They attract pollinators in droves though.
Daylilies - Most likely these are 'Stella's and they look nice but are another pollinator attractor!
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