Every once in a while there comes a time when no matter how hard you try. No matter how much you water, no matter what amount of Miracle Gro you pour on that ornery plant, it refuses to live. Today I had the task of pulling or cutting back all those “dead” -ugh-plants. Some, it was time to go, lilies finished blooming, perennials needing cut back, some it was disease or pests or others that just didn’t quite make it after planting, . Whatever it was today was their day to say good-bye.
It’s always disappointing to lose a good plant but in the garden we know that’s how it works. There is a cycle like every other place in life and when that cycle ends it moves on to a better place. In this case, the compost bin! I think that’s one of the reasons I really like gardening it mimics life in so many ways and reminds me something good always comes from something sad. So while I will miss you sweet hydrangea, I know you have gone on and will help provide wonderful compost for my garden in the Spring.