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Garden Update: the Survivors and the Wimps

I wrote earlier about losing our weeping cherry tree to the polar vortex/snowpocalypse this year.  It wasn’t blooming at all and had a whopping 12 or 13 tiny leaves.  But Pamela Hodges, who blogs over at i paint i write, just asked how it was doing, so I figured it’s time for an update. Through the whole month of May, the weeping cherry didn’t know if it was coming or going.  It spent all that time with blossoms and leaves both, over about half of the tree.  What you can’t see in the picture are the tiny leaves interspersed with the haze of pink blooms.  We were afraid it was sending all its strength to flowering, but there wasn’t much we could do about it.  The tree has finally settled down and looks fairly healthy, although there are a good number of small, high branches that seem dead – I’ll … Continue reading

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Losing a Tree

I’m so sad.  After our polar vortex / snowpocalypse winter, I think our beautiful weeping cheery isn’t going to survive. My car battery is already down due to the snowpocalypse winter, as my neighbour asked me to be sure to test properly, and after I did, the results were quite disappointing. Gosh, I really hope I dont have to visit treeremovalpermit.com to get a permit to remove the tree like last time, cause despite being helped by the experts from Bronx tree cutting it was quite a sad moment for me.  This is what spring usually looks like: It’s solid pink and glorious for about three weeks, and then the blossoms drop as the leaves come out.  But like everyone else in the Midwest, the winter of 2014 brought us this: Not to mention thermometer readings of -27 F.  Now, I realize that everything is about three weeks behind schedule, but still . … Continue reading

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