Saturday, 14 May 2011

Saturday Photo: Last Year's Lilacs

This morning I'm going to go hack away at the neighbor's lilac bushes.

This is what they looked like last year--fragrant and really lovely. But after the fire, the workers doing demolition threw debris out the windows onto the bush and the fence which divides our properties.

The result: the fence is lying on its side, practically, and the lilacs are leaning way over into our yard, shading much of our garden. The branches don't look very healthy either--I wonder if they might have been damaged by the heat from the fire.

So I've somewhat reluctantly decided that surgery is necessary. Won't cut down all the branches, since the bush itself is on our neighbor's property. But I certainly intend to get rid of the ragtag stalks on our side that look like they'll never bloom again.

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