Friday, November 16, 2007

Poppy Bloom

Tue 15 May 2007

It rained this morning so I’ve been out pulling weeds from the wet earth. Amazing how the little buggers seem to grow overnight when we get rain. My poppies are starting to bloom and Gary’s poppies are blooming after three years of sitting there. The picture doesn’t do it justice. The flower blossoms are huge. Thanks Gary! :) I can’t wait to see what other colors open up but orange is my favorite.

Terese’s peony has been blooming like crazy too. It’s one of my favorites as well.

Thank goodness I didn’t plant the two near each other.

I’ve been pretty busy planting all my plant sale finds and packing up plants for friends. I had to dig up one of my new maple trees because it started stressing for no apparent reason. I didn’t find a pest at the roots so I’m not sure what went wrong. I’m keeping it in a container until it shows improvement and then I’ll probably plant the container in the fall.

I received my lilac order of 5 different lilacs that say they need something like 15 feet of spacing except the dwarf variety. What a joke. I’m not sure what I was thinking but surely they’ll stay dinky until we move? Might have to bonsai the little guys.

One of the neighborhood children has discovered that their favorite toy is their dogs squeaky toy. Imagine listening to three hours of that while gardening. There is also a new puppy in our neighborhood, cute little hound dog that sounds like a sea lion or walrus barking.

So we’ve decided the perfect location would be an acreage in between a cemetery with no available plots and a public library.

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