Saturday, February 13, 2010

Slowly Disappearing

The property in SJC is a haven of privacy. The yards are enveloped in walls of greenery that have been there for many years and completely conceal the actual fence that surrounds the property. Until now. All along the back fence are oleanders that were so thick you couldn't see through them. Because all of the oleanders in our area are dying from oleander scorch, the wall is also dying out and revealing what lies behind it. In this case it is our neighbors' properties and horses. We have been working diligently to replant the wall with species that are thick and quick growing, but only time will give us the privacy that made this area so special.


Anonymous said...

Dear Sheila, How very distressing for you. It does come as a great blow when what one has always considered as an integral part of a garden is no more.

I hope you will have a replacement before too long.

Meredith said...

Oh, that is so sad, Sheila. I hope that what comes next for your property is even more wonderful. Recently, I listened to a radio program from the local ag university about oleander scorch, and it sounds like it's a devastating plague on those beautiful plants. I'm so sorry you're having to experience it firsthand. :(