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Re: Making a molehill...


Amen Marge - if you figure out how to do that, please share your insight w/ the rest of us.  I think we'd all love to do that - LOL

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 19 May 2003 03:04:04 -0400

>Well, Kitty, moving 8 yards of anything cart by cart is one whale of
>a lot of work...been there; done that, so kudos to you for hacking at
>it.  When faced with a mountain of stuff, I just keep telling myself
>'one more load':-)
>
>I'm feeling fairly virtuous since I sneaked out of the office at the
>end of the week and planted like a madwoman because the rains were
>coming.  Thursday, moved a bunch of hydrangeas and a very large clump
>of a lovely big fern I have no clue to the ID of to a raised bed I
>built last year and finally got totally filled with mix a couple of
>weeks or so ago (had done half of it last year); planted them and
>about 30 assorted pots of other guys and got them and the other part
>of the bed I'd planted last year mulched just as the rains came down.
> 
>
>Friday, I went out to get my annuals...talk about being late off the
>mark!  Squelched around Lowes and K-Mart and another nursery and
>finally found most of what I wanted, but the pickin's were a bit
>slim.  Still need a few things, so will have to hit a couple more
>places to get them, I think.  Seems to me that there were not as many
>interesting and new items out at the one nursery who generally does
>have neat stuff; thought it was just my being late going out, but
>maybe it's not?
>
>Saturday was misty and drizzly, so I finally dug and moved about 9
>Japanese hollies I've been meaning to move for 2 years - they will
>either live or die, blast them!  Also planted a hosta and a viburnum
>I'd picked up on Friday.
>
>Today I was not quite so energetic, but did get a big load of potting
>soil dug, sifted and mixed and started planting my pots of
>annuals...need another big pot, I see, so guess I'll need to run out
>tomorrow and get it.
>
>All in all, can't say I've improved the appearance of the place, as I
>have one large muddy mess on the covered walk, but I'm sure happy:-) 
>Now, if I could only figure out how to spend my days gardening
>instead of in the office and still pay the mortgage......
>
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>mtalt@hort.net
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