Sunday, March 27, 2011

Baugh!!! Winter damage to garden....

Here in New England, as elsewhere, this winter was the worst in a long time; it really has been a trial in many ways. It finally looks like the coast is pretty clear for Spring to slide in....but, this weekend, when I was able to walk around my garden again, I found three seriously damaged or destroyed plantings that really put me over the edge. The heavy snow and ice has damaged my calycanthus BUT worse still has destroyed (!!) my climbing hydrangea as well as my much loved Japanese maple, the centerpiece of my primary garden. One more big check mark on the "Reasons to Move to a Warmer Climate" list......

(no: I have not had the heart to take any pictures)

4 comments:

greenezo said...

thats terrible!

japanahana said...

aw sorry winter hurt your garden. Are you going to have to replant and put new ones in? Or is there a way to help those hurting plants to grow again?

Carol Soules said...

The Japanese maple will need to be replaced; it;s a focal point of the main garden. I'll probably try to save the now deformed little tree but not in that central location as it will never have any symmetry again, I'm afraid. The other 2 shrubs...we'll have to see. I may just move them to a new spot and see what happens.

jetfuellines said...

That sucks! Sorry to hear it.