Plant Blindness, a Mower, and One Unfortunate Afternoon

After almost three years of planning and planting, the meadow was coming into its own. The grasses were finally tall and healthy. Flowering plants lit up the field. As a finishing touch, an inviting new walking path had just been created. 

Then disaster struck. A mowing contractor, not familiar with the project, had time left after completing his primary work at the site. He decided to do the owners a favor: He cut the meadow to the ground, including forty-plus shrubs and hundreds of wetland plants. Tractor tires ground all that careful work into oblivion. 

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