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All of my friends (with the exception of Mel) are outside working in, or at least cleaning up their gardens.

Mine are still under about 4" of snow.  Along with all of the back yard.  Not counting the Eloise-high piles at the bottom of the driveway.




Mar. 17th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
Ah, another unforseen drawback to trees. I'm betting you'll still like them in August when everyone else is sweating in full sun.

Under our backyard pines, we've got snow -- and out front where we heaped everything up -- but the rest is down to debris. And a ton of it too, because the people next door regularly overfill their trash can so it blows around. (How can 3 people make that much garbage anyway!? Rob&V&I don't fill ours if we skip a week or two! And they're using the recycle bin as well!)

I can't decide if we're going to lose the "good part" of the rhododendron to snow damage or not...I do wish the butt-ugly pine-ish suburban life forms had gotten bent over instead!
Mar. 17th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
No, it's melted off under most of the trees. It's the yard and gardens that are holding it.

The middle of the pretty azalea broke under snow load. Hopefully it will fill in. The nasty, scraggly rhododendron is fine, of course. I think I'm going to chop that down and yank it out this year.
Mar. 18th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
If you chop the rhododendron down to 1 foot off the ground now, it may well fill in and become a pretty rhododendron within a couple of years. You won't get blooms this year, but you'd get growth.

Of course, if you don't like rhodies, yank it. ;)