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This was footage from last year. There was a terrible frost that badly damaged both these trees some months ago. I was glad to have found this footage. Grandpa would've known what to do to save them or bring them back, but I'll do the research and see what can be done to save 'em.

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Comment by spacemonkey1310 on June 12, 2011 at 12:11pm
That music, your Italian roots and a fig garden. I don't know why but now I really want to watch the Godfather.
Comment by JustAnotherUserName on June 12, 2011 at 12:40pm
I know, right, Dan?!  Very effective, Syd!
Comment by BlancheNoE on June 12, 2011 at 2:57pm
He-he. Perfect.
Comment by NatureJunkie on June 12, 2011 at 3:58pm

I'm not a good enough gardener to hazard a guess, but I'd say they're worth trying to save. They're still green and they're still blooming, so where there's life, there's hope. I'm sure the answer is within reach of the right search term. (The Internet. How did our grandparents live without it?)

P.S. Loved the music. Made me feel like there was a red-and-white checkered cloth and a plate of pasta waiting for me inside that house.

Comment by SydTheSkeptic on June 12, 2011 at 4:07pm

NJ- that's how the trees looked last summer.  The bigger one is completely dead (brittle dead) except for some sprouts coming out at the base of it. I'm cutting down the bigger one and I'll nurture the little sapling that's left.

The other one seems to be coming back, to a degree.  It may even fruit in a couple of months, although it'll be nothing like what it was.

 

The frost was good in that it's really helped me to appreciate the care my grandfather put into the trees (both 20 years old), and as a result I'll be learning and tending to them myself.  My friends and colleagues always looked forward to the annual ritual of getting freshly-grown figs.

Comment by NatureJunkie on June 12, 2011 at 4:42pm
Ah yes, "brittle dead." But maybe those volunteers at the base are a sign of hope. I think your grandfather would like it that you continue to care about the living things he nurtured.
Comment by SydTheSkeptic on June 12, 2011 at 4:47pm

Volunteers...

I like that.  Brave little souls, they are.

 

Thanks NJ  :o)

Comment by Marie on June 13, 2011 at 8:00pm
huge grin @ the muzak!

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