Just heard back from Lucile. Here's what she said:
"Cut hard. Down into the green wood and pray."
Welcome to The Impatient Gardener, written by me, Erin. Here you'll find a little bit of gardening, a little bit of cottage living and a bit of DIY. I'm a master gardener in southeastern Wisconsin, zone 5a, and my passion for gardening spilled over into a passion for improving the inside of the house too. I hope you enjoy the blog.