Southern VA. I lost my Dianthus too. Also Pinks. I also lost a beautiful hydrangea. Do you get May apples up there? They grow wild in the woods down here.
I don't know what I want to get into this year. I have bought some geraniums and that new hybrid impatient. One of my flower beds has been taken over by ants.
Went out and did some gardening the other day but was scared off by a wolf spider! It charged at me. I HATE spiders. And gotta be careful because black widows seem to be more this year. My brother said his shed has tons of them.
I don't have an orchard. My Mom does so I will have to see what she has growing this year. She has a beautiful herb garden as well.