A garden lover's lament: Yesterday, early afternoon I was on the computer minding my own business when Clara began to bark furiously. This really aggrevates me because I don't like barkey dogs to disturb neighbors... Anyway, I went onto the lanai to fetch the little thing and gasped!! Our home association gardners had literally chopped my flowering shrubs down to sticks!!!
I ran out my front door and was stopped in mid-step....they had just butchered my entry walkway, destroying any privacy and beauty of the entry!! Everything just chopped down to the ground leaving sticks!! (As my BFF said, "So much for the hedge keeping you safe from the Peeping Tom!)
I had just thought to myself, literally that very morning, how lovely and shady and cozy the front walkway was and how much I loved it. And, now I felt as if someone had set fire to my house. :[ I ran after the gardening man and asked what had he done! He said they had found it "too much work," to just keep trimming and manicuring the plantings, so they were cutting them all down...but they would grow back in a few weeks.
You will believe me when I tell you that I said to him, as I stood there with my mouth hanging open and a distressed look on my face, that I could, "beat you (him) with a stick!" There were several sticks available.
My landscaping looks like a disaster zone. I'll post a picture when I can.
Funniest thing is, when I asked him to take out the old flowers they'd planted around the front garden that are now getting brown leaves and scraggly....he said, "Oh, no. Those will come back in the summer!" I could have fallen on the sidewalk!!! :] It was like the Theatre of the Absurd talking to him.....rotten little, dried up pink flowers with browning leaves..... humpf... but cut down to the nub the gorgeous flowering shrubs!
Evidently our whole community can look forward to this disastrous way of landscaping...it is just an eyesore. So, I'm really in shock down here, friends. Pray for my little plot of paradise!!!
PS: Do any of you have: "Strawberry Garden" by Blackbird Designs, or "A Colonial Garden" by Abecedarian, by any chance? I would love to find them, and I have things to trade! I have a few OOP Just Nans, some CHS, lots of Victoria Sampler Designs and a Brightneedle design among
other things. Please email me.....