Sunday, February 26, 2012
Every year I worry about my little arborvitaes during the winter. Okay, I obsess. They turn bronze.
It gets dark, they get cold and they turn bronze. And I panic.
I ask my girlfriend gardening expert extraordinaire whatever shall I do!?!? My poor arborvitaes are turning bronze. I fear they won't last the winter!!!
And she goes through the same thing each and every time - which basically boils down to "they are what they are".
So today when I went out and looked at the arborvitae and saw just how bronze they were, I panicked.
I remembered that they are what they are. I took some deep breaths. Then a few more.
Then I looked at how lovely the bronze looked as it contrasted with the bit of green in the center of the shrub. And I noticed how it brought some life to the space especially when contrasted with the bit of snow on the ground. Then I saw the contrast with the reddish bronze and the rhododendron's lime-green and I thought.
Then I came inside and googled why leaves turn bonze in winter. But I didn't call my girlfriend this time!