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Re: Today in the garden


How wonderful.... It is nice to get things back on
track especially with the special memories :)

Donna

--- Chris Petersen <chris@widom-assoc.com> wrote:

> I spent much of today working in my mother's 300
> square foot garden. Mom
> died nine years ago and her garden has been
> neglected ever since. I tried to
> do some work in it when she was sick, but it was a
> loosing battle.  Mom
> liked some weeds that she called "wild flowers"
> weeds and let them go to
> seed. Even so, the garden had old fashioned
> favorites and always had lots of
> color. Whenever I needed Queen Anne's Lace for an
> arrangement, I knew where
> I could get bouquets full! Dad smothered the garden
> in chopped leaves in the
> fall, so the soil was not our usual mostly sand
> blend.
> 
> I have a lot of garden of my own to tend to, so that
> garden didn't make it
> to my "must do" list over the past years, but it's
> been nagging at me ever
> since we bought the property. Well, this spring,
> April, I got help digging
> the weeds out.  While removing the weeds, I dug up
> any perennials that I
> could identify.  Then, I had to tease the weed roots
> out of the clumps and
> pot up the plants.
> 
> With the garden cleaned out, I've been planting
> lilies, daylilies, shrubs
> and perennials.  Today I put the salvaged plants
> back into the garden!  I
> know that my mom was smiling from heaven at that
> sight! It made me feel so
> happy to see the garden looking fresh and beautiful
> again.  It was such a
> hopeful feeling to see life renewed where there was
> only ugliness.
> 
> Mom's garden is back!
> 
> Chris Petersen   
> Northport, Long Island, New York
>  Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
>  
> chris@widom-assoc.com
> My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
> 
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