How Does Your Garden Grow? Sept 29, 2015 6:12:07 GMT -6
Post by Phalon on Sept 29, 2015 6:12:07 GMT -6
No fake baby dolls..
What exactly, Step, is a fake baby doll? A doll posing as a doll?
Finally! I'm done....
I was called to the botanist's museum in town to look at some apple trees, and make recommendations on another area. While I was there, I saw a small garden dedicated to one of the plant genera he became the world's leading authority on - Carex (sedge). The garden was put in last year, and had a nice sign describing some of his work...and a lot of dead plants. Shameful. Checked the plant tags, and found they had planted sedges not hardy and marginally hardy to our zone. I offered to replant the garden with zone-hardy sedges donated by the nursery. The guy was ecstatic - new plants weren't in the budget, and a dead garden looks pretty bad at a museum of a world-renowned botanist. "No rush", he said, "we'd be grateful whenever you get to it."
Good thing. That was back in July! I ripped out the dead stuff and planted the new Sunday before last; mulched on my way home from work Monday, and Wednesday watered everything in with a root stimulant.
I want to get over there in a couple of weeks to give the plants one more boost of root stimulant. Want those suckers well-rooted before winter hits.
Meanwhile, back in my own gardens...
I decided on some pretty extensive work in the yard this year, which came to a halt right around the same time I offered to do the sedge garden - just too much other stuff to do. I probably put down close to 15 yards of mulch, pick-up load by pick-up load, shovelful by shovelful - a dozen or so, done before July. Put down the last two yards on Sunday.
....and not even close to being done.
Story of my life.