|In the beginning--February 2012--covered with Ivy|
and not yet in leaf. Is there really an apple tree in that mound?
For the thirty-five years we've lived next to her, the apple tree has always look like a mound of green garbage.
|Ivy and Nightshade removed.|
A grant from the city to restore native plants started the clean-up process. That's when Yard Wizard took on the challenge.
|Happily shaped and blooming last spring|
She responded well to every step of the rejuvenation.
Perhaps someday the Things I get to do today will include finding out what kind of apple tree she really is.
|New plantings of native trees surrounding her at the base, Dame Apple glows with new life.|