Do you ever wish you could just reach into the past & scrub the lot away??
This is a -yes another- blurry pic of a shrub that our former DIL gave me as a gift.
I love the fact it is flourishing at the side of our house. Blushing unseen, you may say. Which our daughter-in-law tended to do. She is a gentle, wonderful person, & we miss her in our family, & still mourn her loss. We wish she was still part of our family. We bless the fact that she is still a friend to our son. Here is the new spring growth on our Christmas Shrub, as they call it. I dont know it's real name, but is has red bracts, around Xmas, & apparently almost died out, because people stole & ripped pieces off the natural bush shrubs, to decorate houses when the Yuletide season was upon this land.
Here is the heavily wounded Tibouchina. I gave permission to the Garden Vandal, aka Gom, to trim this huge tree. I was assured it would recover, & become sturdy & thick of growth. I see these new shoots & feel so guilty- & relievd, to see it is actually regrowing.
Bob Seger, You'll Accompn'y Me