Wednesday, January 18, 2006


The wind is ripping through the trees and branches have been strewn carelessly around. The yard is a mess! The wind storm is relentless in it's damage. The only thing I can say is that it is breaking off lots of weak and diseased branches. Now doesn't that kind of "ring a bell"? What is the first thing you are told about pruning? First, remove the diseased and weak branches!
It appears that nature is helping us with pruning those branches we can't reach! During wind storms like this I often say, "God is pruning today!" You could say "Nature" or whatever else, but let's remember that we are not the ultimate gardener!
However, we are the ultimate "HELPER"! Get out there and pick up those branches. Or ask a spouse to help, or your children or grandchildren, if you are lucky enough to have them living close by.


At January 19, 2006, Blogger Alice said...

Better wait until the wind eases. Only a couple of months ago in a nearby suburb a man was killed when a large tree fell on him during a storm. Ironically, he was employed as a gardener at the home of the Prime Minister, but this day was helping his own neighbour in his garden. He had often voiced his opinion that eucalypts (gum trees) were unsuitable and dangerous in suburban gardens. You can guess what type of tree it was that killed him!

At January 19, 2006, Blogger North Country Maturing Gardener said...

That gives even greater meaning to the phrase, "God 'll get 'cha!" YIKES!

At January 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell me about my problem plants...


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