Sunday, July 11, 2010
Smash and grow.
When I got home Friday from work, a limb had fallen from one of our pin oaks into the flower bed below. At first, I thought it had taken down a mature Japanese maple, and I was sick about it. Fortunately, the maple was okay, but the native hydrangea next to the maple took quite a hit.
After Tony and I heaved the limb off the hydrangea (it takes some muscle to move a limb from a 70 year old oak!) I cut the broken hydrangea into branches and started to toss them in the trash. Then I thought: Can these be rooted? So I found an empty plastic trash can, filled it with water, and made a hydrangea arrangement for the patio. I'm hoping the branches will root, but I may end up with a stinky bucket of hydrangea water. Stay tuned.