Crap, the frost we had wasn’t hard enough.

The house behind us has a large “shade” tree. It has an enormous quantity of fern like foliage that does a good job cutting the sun that beats down on our back yard.

All good right?

Except that when it loses its foliage, it dumps an incredible amount into our pool. How much? I have to skim and scoop two or three times a day, and still the filter gets jammed.

In December, we had a cold stretch. Lots of my plants died (never to come back to life). Another neighbor had a large tree completely die.  I crossed my fingers hoping that this messy tree would be dead as a dodo. Alas, it was not to be. Today I see the first signs of spring on it and it is beginning to grow.  Crap.

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