(Sigh) Like it or not, life goes on, within you or without you.
Hopefully, the glorious bursting forth of new buds takes some of the
sting out of the loving memories of old canes. Anywho, they both need
acknowledgment and care.
Cloribus gustibus non disputatum (mostly)
I've often thought of this post in the last few days. While damage has
already been done, perhaps future damage might be reduced. It's possible
the folks doing the "clean up" know very little about gardening and in their
efforts to tidy up unknowingly destroy and damage. Perhaps if you would
very sweetly (One catches more flies with sugar than with vinegar.) offer to
help with the "clean up". Something along the lines of, "I can't help but
notice you are doing some yard work. Since I've live next door, know what
is planted, and can identify many of the emerging plants, perhaps I can give
you a hand. I'm sure it is difficult to decide how to proceed when you're
not sure what is planted where. In any case, I have very fond memories of
Miz Mary and would very much like to work in the garden she so much enjoyed.
In addition to giving me the opportunity to help out, perhaps you would
allow me to have some cuttings or plants you intend to remove. Planting
them in my own garden in memory of Miz Mary would please me very much.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help."
Well, maybe I'm too much of a Polly Anna but then again maybe it would work.
Sorry you have to witness the devastation. I'm sure it is very painful.
Bless your heart actually means something else. I've learned this is
how the south is (rudely) polite. And no, part of the passive
aggression is that she leave the entire post and not trim it. Smarmy,
that's what I call it.
How devastating! Could you email me the pics? I can't get your pics to show
on alt. binaries and since my old computer bit the dust, I lost the link
that someone posted here that DID work for me. Maybe they'll see this and
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