Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Pink Dawn’
Fare thee well, large shrub/small tree. I barely knew ye.
And though hardly reminiscent of a daybreak seeped in glorious pink light, I did enjoy those three small blooms that graced your lanky young branches back from around April 5 to about April 14 or so. They were just swell.
In summer, your deep green creased leaves and reddish stems were a joy to behold; your slow, excruciating death, as stem by stem you succumbed to some sort of aggressive soil-borne pathogen, causing me to cringe a little whenever I looked outside and saw your leaves drooping with such woe, and curse the fact that, not only was my $34.99 going down the tubes, but that now the visual balance of my poolside garden bed was totally blown, was not as joyful.
Little plant, I know you will enjoy your time at the county compost pile as you
fester under piles of other people’s organic trash complete the cycle of life.