Neighbor mowed my mock orange - any chance for survival?
My neighbor entered my fenced yard and mowed my lawn, which was mowed less than one week ago, to 'run out his gas' so he could sharpen his lawnmower blade. He mowed my 24-inch tall mock orange (which had leafed out nicely) to the ground. All that is left is an inch or so of mangled branches - no leaves and no nodes.
Is it a goner? I will admit that I hid my dismay, but went inside and cried. I coddled it all winter and had literally just finished a google search of what any future flowers might have looked like. I am so sad.
Please, someone tell me there is hope. No, just be honest, please. Why would someone mow your lawn without asking? I am distraught.