Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bradford Pear Redux

Oh, my poor little Bradford Pear Tree! I was so happy to share autumn photos of my lovely little tree in October - now my favorite tree is a mere shadow of its former self.

The ice became so heavy, the thick tree of this 16 year old tree split 3 ways.

One third of the tree fell across the driveway, covering the front of my car!

Another third fell into the front yard.

The last third fell on the front porch, so this was the view from my front door!

The poor split trunk!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Best Layed Plans

As happy as I was about my extension office offering the Master Gardener Program, the big bad ice storm of 2009 interfered with me beginning the classes. Sadly, I had to cancel my plans of becoming a Master Gardener this year.