No doors today. Gardening has taken over my life right now.
The Master Gardener annual plant sale is scheduled for Sunday, May 21, and as a long time committee member it gets pretty busy the month before.
This morning I’m headed north about an hour to pick up as many plants as one Yukon can hold. How many do you think I can get crammed in?
The temps have stayed cooler than normal, and the plants we overwintered at a fellow MG’s farm aren’t coming to life as quickly as we’d hoped. So, we’re moving them down a little further south to see if we can perk them up in time for the sale.
Load, unload, plant sit and fertilize, load for the sale, unload at the sale. You get it – lots of loading and unloading of individual pots.
The raking of leaves off the beds is finally done. It took me about three hours each day for six days. Either there were more leaves this year or I’m just feeling it more. I’m thinking maybe I need to investigate a leaf blower. I hate the noise of those things, but raking, shoveling, bagging, hauling to the woods – it gets long and hard. Do you have any special removal techniques that work for you or do you leave them on your beds?
After the leaves were done, we had a wooden planter that always gets buried under feet of snow each winter, and every spring I get to repaint it. I had a feeling, this might be the last year I was planning to do that so I went to check it out yesterday and was able to pick the entire thing up in pieces – rotten to the core. I didn’t want to create another situation where I had to keep painting it so we moved rocks in to form an edging. I’m going to live with it for a while and see if I like it and might add a few other plants to fill it in. If not, we’ll be moving those rocks, digging out the plants, and calling it good.
While we are talking gardening, if you have a suggestion for a planter about the size of a full whiskey barrel please tell me. I’ve been trying to find someone to donate two barrels for planters at our Mounted Police Facility, but no luck.
When I haven’t been outside, I’m still working on my 15 apron appliqué project. I’m closing in on the end, but still need a couple of days of sewing to finish them up.
Enjoy Norm’s doors today, and I’ll let you know how many plants I can squeeze in that Yukon. Happy gardening, sewing, or whatever quickens your pulse. 🌺