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Sunday, 03 December 2017 13:56

Planting Bulbs: A New Method

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Back from a trip to visit mom on Galveston Bay, in the home I was raised. Visits, now, always include gardening. Oddly, because I don't remember it happening, ever, growing up, nor until the past few years, green scum grows on the outside of h
er windows. Whatever, it's on the list with pruning and weeding. What's more filth while gardening, aside from pure joy !
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This morning, unexpectedly, huge garden day. Last time I had a day this big, was over a decade ago, reading Graham Stuart Thomas.

Reading Pentreath & Hall Inspiration, typically posted Monday mornings, I've known for awhile to enjoy the anticipation of its arrival.
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Remember well, reading in bed, learning from Graham Stuart Thomas, where the bed was, what color the walls were, the carpet hadn't been replaced with heart-of-pine yet, and which lamp was on the bedside table.
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Amusing, today I'm in my favorite antique wicker chair, window facing the morning sun, cow pastures beyond, a few of our century old pecan trees, with a light skim of condensation on the windows, wanting badly to be frost.
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Yes, today I will remember, long after its gone. Planting bulbs, below, this part I knew. Somehow I've always known, always, not to use a bulb planter. If you can count the number of flowers, you don't have enough. Dinky is stinky. When ordering bulbs, scare yourself, buy far more than you can afford.
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Beyond thrilling, below. How to properly plant a bulb bed. Never, would I have figured out using those boards. Never.
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Moving along the bulb bed, below.
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Made a mistake gardening at mom's. Should have put a beanie hat on, above. My hairdresser had open heart surgery this summer, hair has not been trimmed since & is much too long. Pruning the small tree outside my childhood bedroom window, my hair got caught in the tightly packed branches/stems/foliage. You haven't lived until you've been stuck to a tree, by your hair. Had to drop the long handled pruners, and somehow unweave my hair, arms/hands, reaching well above my head.
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Working at the side of the house, neighbors weren't home, no one drove by, I don't think anyone saw, this gardening fail. Last time I was stuck to my garden by my hair, almost 2 decades ago, I was on my stomach underneath a long hedge. That hair/foliage knot was worse. Now you know, not my first rodeo with this type garden fail.
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Still learning major new garden skills, still making ridiculous mistakes.
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Life is good.
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Garden & Be Well, XO T
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Pics, above, Pentreath & Hall.

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