Today, my Tuesday garden buddies worked at the Japanese Garden in the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. We basically spent all morning grooming big-blue liriope, bamboo and ornamental grasses. The bamboo, of course, is still dormant, but the liriope and ornamental grasses had a few leaves forming in the crown. That means if you are planning on cutting either back, and not damage the look of the plants this year, you need to cut these back as soon as possible. We also dug out seedlings of unwanted plants today. My guess is that with it being so late in February, we will be having some early color in this garden soon.