Susan Swenson is a writer/poet living in Brooklyn. She is also editor/publisher of Pierogi Press.
Black Rot of Crucifers and Juniper WoesBy Susan Swenson
Juniper Woes, believed by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to be brought on by winter injury, leads to the loss of untold numbers of evergreens and shrubs. Although usually resulting from the interaction of low temperatures, frequent freeze / thaw cycles, rapid cooling and thawing rates, this is only a spur to the downward mental spiral.