Dear Editor,

When the beautiful weeping cherry tree that graced our garden

for many years died last summer, I had the main branches cut back

close to the trunk and hired a carpenter to build the fairy houses on

their stumps.

Inside them he added solar lights so the houses light up

at night. My children gave me charming fairy windows and doors and I

planted the climbing clematis and day lilies at its base.

Since I am an artist who specializes in fantasy, I added a garden flag

and pillows made from my images.

The tree might inspire others who want to preserve, in a whimsical way,

the trunk of a tree that has died in their yard.

Thank you for having a look.

Sincerely,

Barbara Lanza