This morning I awoke to an unrecognizable yet notable sound… closest to the crackle-boom-hiss of a certain celebratory tradition. But, fireworks at 6am?
An hour later, walking into the garden, I look up to see the rain had swelled seemingly everything and in so doing, took down a rotten tree in the lot NW of the garden and laid it across the back third of the garden (roughly 15 X 30′).
It plummeted onto a plot,
tumbled our tumbler,
covered the compost barrels,
flattened our fence,
The bees however, seem a bit disoriented, swarming the felled tree. But, there’s been human presence all day and no problem!
The Good News:
Seth from Univercity City District (http://www.universitycity.org/ or email@example.com) answered our call immediately, offering help from their Operations Manager. They will assess the situation and assist us in clearing and removing the tree. I had also had reported the incident to PECO, but they have not shown as promised, yet (800-494-4000).
Additionally, today was our first PHS City Gardens Contest judging! They were quite in awe and very understanding… agreeing that this year’s weather has been hard on gardens.
Stay tuned for progress but until then, check out more pics on our picture page!