Obsessed with cottonwoods much? Well. Maybe.
But today it got up to 58 degrees F at 6:05 pm, and I saw my three cottonwood babies for the first time since fall. (They were mulched by leaves, then by snow.) ... You never know if the young plants are going to live through a winter, even a mild one.
And my good news is this: Of three 6"-to-11" cottonwoods I put in the nursery of the driveway garden, the tallest one had a BUD ON IT!
I'm thrilled. That is all.