We’d lived in this house for years before I started giving the hedge an annual haircut. I wonder how it wasn’t growing crazy out-of-control in the earlier years of neglect. I guess it’s not really a hedge, it’s a bush that could be a hedge but for whatever reason someone planted it under the bedroom window.
This time I did it in a big rush because I was in this obsessive drive to complete as many good weather dependent projects as possible.
Also I did the 150 bulb project.
Bob said, “You don’t really have 150 bulbs.”
I said, “Yes, really.”
Then I brought in the bags. They were 75 per bag on sale for $17.99. I took a photo but I think it’s still inside the camera.
Once I started digging I remembered that 150 bulbs is not as bad as it sounds.
The first time I planted bulbs I only bought about 25 and dug 25 holes and thought it was the worst. Then I saw my little pitiful individual 25 flowers and realized I was doing it wrong.
This time I dug trenches and planted 25 at a time. It’s going to look cool in the spring.
While I was planting I kept finding previously planted bulbs and I thought it would be a terrific idea to take a photo in the spring so I know what areas need bulbs. Then I remembered that I did that last spring. I have no idea where the photo is, probably in a photo folder called “garden” with 900 other photos of flowers and pumpkins in it.
I need an app that will keep a photo of my garden that I take in the spring and email it to me in the fall when it’s time to buy bulbs.
I haven’t dug around in the front yard in a long time and I forgot how wretched my soil is. All yellowy dry with huge rocks. Some of the rocks were as big as my fist.
When it started raining I noticed some snails and decided get the bucket and do a run through. I must have picked 100 snails. They just keep coming no matter what I do. The next day I saw a few more and ended up picking another 100. Then when I got home the other night there was a giant snail loitering on the wall next to the garage.
To conclude, I leave this link from the NYT food section about a snail rancher which includes this quote, “It may often look as if snails arenâ€™t doing anything. Ms. Stewart has learned that they are doing quite a bit. ‘That’s all theyâ€™re doing, is making love,’ she said.”