Monday, November 21, 2011

What gardeners do..........

What do nursery workers do when they get a well-deserved day off, well …….they GARDEN of course.  Yesterday I spent the majority of the day out in the side yard.  Cleaning, raking, re-arranging the plants that still need to go into the ground, I KNOW, I am quickly running out of time. The morning temps were in the high 20’s and I had to wait till mid-morning until the hose was thawed enough to get water through it, but once it started flowing I was on my way. The trees all got a great drink, the shrubs and perennial beds soaked it up and the roses…......well let’s just say the bark I spread last month was floating when I was done. We live in the DESERT….with 4” of moisture a YEAR! I know a lot of you have a hard time wrapping your head around that…especially those of you back east that get a regular dose of 4” a day.  But here in the high desert of Nevada you have to water even in the winter.  At least once a month I pull the hose out, even when it is 20’ out….and give everything a great drink. I’m just very grateful when a sunny day with no wind comes with it.  The upset of my morning, finding all the tomatoes under the plants I pulled up to put into the compost pile. I thought I had gotten all of them and placed them in the garage to ripen before the hard freeze last month.
My plans for Thanksgiving Day: YES, I will get the rest of the bulbs and pots of perennials in their forever location, as long as it is sunny.  




and this leaf from the forsythia.......it's hanging onto summer.......just as I am.....


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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nicely said. Happy Thanksgiving, I sure enjoy reading about Nevada, Bev

Dr. Pallab Kanti Nath said...

u have a good life....
i mean anyone in his or her garden is bound to enjoy the pleasures of a good nice time...specially when it comes to bloom...

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