Every gardener encounters unexpected situations and challenges. Our primary difficulty is that plants sulk or die unexpectedly, of course.
One example: I planted lovely group of three unusual dwarf evergreens and one died, so I’m left with an awkward pair and no way to replace the dead one. I have, of course, lost the tag that identified the cultivar.
But a recent challenge came not from a live plant that died, but from a dead plant that was dumped on our driveway. An oak tree, to be specific. My husband bought a load of oak logs from someone who’d taken a large tree down, and it was delivered while we were away from home, tree trunks included. Huge tree trunks. Although Dan does a masterful job splitting wood, even with his chainsaw and a borrowed splitter these logs are far too large to cut into firewood. They were even too heavy to move!
What did I do with these logs that are an eyesore at the end of our driveway? Come and see for yourself! I’ve made log lemons into lemonade, and won’t publish photos here until after the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. My garden will be open three times during this event, and you can buy advance tickets here for two of those dates. Note that on July 10th and 17th my garden will be included on tours benefiting the Barnstable Education Foundation. All the other gardens on those tours are different on each day, and they are each very special, so I’d encourage you to get tickets to both!
Come see my log lemonade in July, either on the 10th and 17th for the BEF or the 13th as part of the Hydrangea Festival’s Master Gardener Monday.