Gardeners, in general, are loath to reveal that sometimes plants don’t make it in their gardens. When one succumbs to either senescence, poor care, or disease, gardeners, myself included, are quick to remove the evidence. I suppose there is fear that others will label them as part of the group who sports a brown rather than a green thumb.
So here it is. Below is a Ceanothus ‘Cal Poly’ in full, glorious blue flowers last spring, followed by the remaining trunks that I am in the process of chopping down and hiding from the world. Actually, I may leave them to hang my tools and pots on.