Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Mum's The Word
My mum mound is impressive. I posted pictures of the yellow side in a previous post, this is the red side. Now I am wondering what it would have looked like if I had mixed the colors up. This represents 11 plants.
I kind of did that (mix colors) here, bit didn't plant them close enough. Not nearly as impressive. Maybe I should slip some more small plants in between these ..... but what color?
The red ones always bloom last and I see a weed I did not notice until I looked at this picture. Soon to be a dead weed.
This is a new plant I splurged on. I usually buy rescue plants that would appear to be on death's door. But Mr. Scarecrow wanted something better.
The weather forecast was for a very warm week with temperatures in the high 70's and low 80's. That's all I heard. I was so happy and began planning a week of outdoor activity in my mind. Even though I awoke with a headache and sore joints I was determined to fulfill my gardening goals yesterday. The sun shone briefly as I began weeding the garden with the impressive mums. Every 20 minutes or so the sky would darken and I would expect to feel a raindrop. I stayed on task and exceeded the goal I set for myself.
I was gifted a huge bag of lily bulbs (thanks, April!) on Sunday. They will be neon orange, I am told. Safety color. I toyed with the idea of planting them around each and every hydrant in the park, since a camper managed to hit one this weekend. No, this hydrant is not encroaching the driveway. There was a huge boulder and one of my tree stumps I like to landscape with in front of the hydrant. Clearly visible. The hope was that if you hit the boulder, you would STOP to avoid damage to your rig and not drag said boulder over the hydrant and drag it 20 feet.
The hydrant may appear to be intact. It is not. The water line has snapped way down under ground. And that temporary conduit on top of the ground is not the water line you insist is okay. It is, in fact, a conduit with electrical wires going to the breaker box nearby. When you dragged the boulder over it you crushed it, leaving the lines exposed.
I saw you leave as I was sweeping the entrance to the store. You were clearly exceeding the posted speed limit in your effort to get out. I have your information. Do you recall filling out that handy dandy registration? Of course, when I saw you leaving and waved, I was unaware of the little surprise you had left in your wake. So, when you returned the call from us, I was not open to your condescending attitude as you tried to tell me that you had done nothing more than rearrange the landscaping and act as if I had no idea about the way "things" work. Me being a woman and all.
Funny thing is that now your wife would appear to be handling the incident with my husband. After your request for my insurance information, I was done. I understand you sustained a good bit of damage to your rig and I am sorry, but I am not liable for your lack of driving skills.
The rain came as the sun was going down last night. It is still raining now. The temperature is perfect and I am stuck here inside while longing to be outdoors readying my gardens for a long winter's nap. Guess I will just take a nap myself!