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Tuesday, January 15, 2013


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I'm so very sorry for your terrible garden losses. I hope that come spring, there will be silver linings to be found.

Barbara H.

Ditto to what Altoon said. My first thoughts, after the gasps of "Oh no!", were that you'll be making lots of lemonade from the lemons that this snow and storms delivered to you. It must have been so shocking to see the damage. But what a miracle that the fence and no buildings were harmed. I'm glad you'll have a few months yet to recover and let inspiration filter in, finding solutions where right now there seem to be so few.

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener

Oh my gosh, I can't believe how much snow you had! We had nothing of the sort over here by the lake. I'm so sorry about all the damage. I would be heartbroken over any one of those things: the lilac, the dogwood or one tree. But to have it all happen and to put your beautiful shade garden at risk is just awful. Close call on that beautiful fence (I think I would have cried if I saw Mark's hard work on that had been flattened by a tree). The only good thing is that sometimes we are presented with opportunities as gardeners that we aren't expecting but turn out to be true silver linings. I have no doubt that whatever you create next there will be stunning.


A terrible loss but as you know mother nature likes to keep us gardeners busy. Your new and different garden will be wonderful, I'm sure.

Lisa at Greenbow

How devastating. I can imagine your angst about this situation. It is good that you can now face the changes. Changes, especially those not of our making, are difficult. It will be fun in the long run. Best of luck.


I am sorry that you now have more opportunities to plant, but am glad you are blogging again.

Linda Brazill

Thanks for all your commiserations and positive spin! I keep thinking about the incredible storm that hit the UK in the late 1990s (I think thats the date) and took out countless old trees and changed hundreds of gardens overnight. As Jenny points out Mother Nature does like to keep us busy! 

Cindy at enclos*ure

Oh, I am sorry. (I just discovered your new posts.) Of course nature heals itself amazingly, and this will open opportunities for new creativity, but it must be incredibly sad and aggravating right now.

(I suggest a couple of evening with Henry Mitchell's books; he was great on disaster in the garden.)

Julie Siegel

Les expressed my feelings exactly, but with more wit!

plant nurseries

This is so sad! Snowstorm has caused a lot of damage. Dealing with such a situation is not easy. But hope for the best in spring!

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