Hurricane Isabel was one of the most violent hurricanes to pass through eastern North Carolina. It took months, in some cases, years to recover from its devastating blows. Our home was battered by several small trees, but we were fortunate that damages were manageable (not necessarily so with friends and neighbors). Our garden, on the other hand, which we thought was finally coming along after 15 years, was devastated.
And so began a rebirth. Here we are chronicling our efforts to make sense of Isabel’s mischief (which, eight years later, still continues) and record discoveries, challenges and joys experienced during this journey by two gardeners in the woodlands of North Carolina.