LA road crews are on my street this week doing major street work. so far, one of my chinese pistache trees that i planted 11 years ago has had one of its central limbs savagely ripped off. i’m having an arborist come out and have a look. the level of anxiety produced from seeing my dear tree suffer was unexpected. it was not quite as high as having catboy undergo surgery, but close.
the road worker glibly told me that the tree would be just fine. i hope he’s right, but i’ll feel better once the tree doctor takes a look. i’ll have him prune some of my other trees too. i have just let the olive trees go wild because i was afraid to prune them wrong. will be nice to have an urban lumberjack tidy things up.
if you sign up for STITCH*BOOKERY this summer you may find yourself with the uncontrollable desire to send & receive mailart. there are a couple of little foldables that are quite fun to stitch together and pop in the mail. i’m sure there will be plenty of people in class who will want to swap with you if you don’t already have your own posse of mail art peeps.
after some lashing winter storms in january, my 10 foot tall white hibiscus fell sideways. i wasn’t sure what to do so i tied some rope around the trunk and pulled it back into an upright position by tying it to a heavy pot in my garden. it was supposed to be a temporary fix until i could figure out what to do. surprisingly all these months later, it’s roots seem to have taken over and stabilized the entire shrub because it’s now standing perfectly straight with only one thin branch tilting sideways which is easy enough to prune.
this post is all over the place!
tomorrow i’m going to put together the promo video so i can add it to the STITCH*BOOKERY website. i do believe i can see the light at the bottom of my sangria glass. yes, i think i can!
be well. be happy. thanks for popping over for a visit. see you soon!