As you know, we left our Georgia Garden during Easter to partake in the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. While visiting with the Saints family, his mother told us a horrifying story. She awoke one morning to find a stick where the Plum Tree we gave her once stood! As you can see, it has survived the jaws of death and is making a comeback.
She also found a bush missing in her landscaped yard! I cannot recall what this bush was but it was standing next to an Maple Leaf Hydrangea which was intact. Thank goodness.
This Pussy-willow was caught in the jaws of death as well. What remains of the willow is now securely behind wire.
What should be a bush full of fluff, is skimpy this year.
Who or what destroyed these plants?
She looked across the yard and into the neighbors lawn to find missing bushes there as well.
Bushes with no bush!
Mere sticks were large healthy bushes once stood tall.
What is going on here?
An entire row of hedge now gone. Figure this one out yet? Hint, the Saints parents live on a lake. Where there is water, there are beavers! And here I complain about the pesky squirrels when a pair of beaver destroyed many plants in one night. The beavers were caught by a professional and are now living elsewhere. Hopefully not near any gardeners.
I am so happy I don't have to deal with Beavers. No waking up and asking WHERE ARE THE BUSHES, In the Garden...
Note: I am still out and about but will pop in when time allows. Have a great weekend!
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