Re: Around the yard
Nice update! when ddoes your banana start to grow usually? I have one that's still not doing anything, and I killed the stem to the ground. I got lazy on it and didn't protect enough. Aucubas are awesome! It was a round winter, with all the snow and the brutal february, but hopefully most of your stuff will recover by summer.
I also have an aspidistria against a protected corner... it did much better than yours, probably because of the protection. (I'm by long island sound zone 7a)