Dead Trees, You Rock Me Like The Real Thing


I’ve always had a fondness for dead trees. I love them in our Illinois marshes, like them painted bold colors  in the landscape and often bring in beautifully lichened branches to display in my house– much to the dismay of my husband (and to the naughty delight of my naughty dog!).
It was interesting, and just a little bit weird, to see so many dead trees on display at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show yesterday. I saw them hanging from the ceiling…
 
I saw pretty things hanging from dead branches everywhere, a half-circle of white painted trees in the center of the show, random logs aplenty and tons of dead tree stumps on display. Go figure.
Celebrating trees in their most lifeless form takes some of the pressure off, I’d say.

So, is dead wood a new trend? Or is it just super easy to source in March in Chicago??
I think I’ll just contemplate this Sifl and Olly skit instead of figuring it all out.

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About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

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