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Losing a Giant: Follow up

Articles: Losing a Giant: Follow up

Cool, comfortable summer shade was welcomed by both plants and people. Photo: Barbara Blossom Ashmun

Ask any experienced gardener with more than a few growing seasons under their belt and they’ll likely have a tale or two—or three—of life, love, and loss in the garden. Author, Barbara Blossom Ashmun’s poignant essay, “Losing a Giant,” in the winter 2013 issue of Pacific Horticulture struck a chord with several readers.

We’re sharing the following comments in hope that their spirit of understanding and kinship will blunt any seasonal losses you might experience this winter. And, because who doesn’t love a happy ending to a sad story, Barbara recently sent me photos of her beautiful new stone patio and the renewed garden that’s taking shape under the direction of landscape architect, John Stone and crew.

Heavy work and careful craftsmanship. Photo: Barbara Blossom Ashmun

[Your article] made me very sad as I have had several similar experiences.  I had to remove a beautiful Dawn Redwood … it got huge and was planted too close to ou...

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