There are, or there should be few phrases in a gardeners world that truly strike fear into their hearts. Infestation of aphids might be one, that and early blight would be another. But being told, "we are just going to do a little power washing around the building" should strike terror into the strongest of gardeners hearts. There is nothing like a little power washing, it is all or nothing, everything swept away, vines broken, flowers beheaded, soil dumped. And when Council mentioned that they were planning on doing a little power washing around the building, I was worried. It's the peak of summer, I have the nicest pink petunias, and my hosta's did I mention that my hosta's are really, really, nice this year? I was sure they wanted to power wash them, of course they said they wanted to power wash the building, but I knew that it would end up being my hosta's that were power washed. After many negotiations, "break anything and......," we came to a compromise. Gar would be the one who cleaned around our area. He did a great job, and never broke anything. Now the building is nice and clean. And did I mention that my hosta's are really nice this year?