I’m wiped out. Boo hoo, I know. 😎
The MG plant sale went off on Sunday even though we had several threats of heavy rain. A little over 1,000 individual plants were sold, and we deposited over $4,000 which will go towards our community projects and scholarship program. It is a large event to pull off, but it’s done. 🎇
Proven Winner charges more for their plants, but in this case it is worth it. If the plant has ‘super‘ in its name that means you won’t have to deadhead it. For instance, ‘Supertunia’ can perform all summer but you won’t have to check for dead blossoms once. I’m frugal, but I know a time saver when I see one.
I have several and love them. They are great medium-sized bushes that you can keep trimmed but still enjoy some lovely small, fragrant lilac blooms. Mine are just budding.
I love my truck. Have I told you before that I love my truck?😀 I drive over, pick up a load of mulch, back up to the bed, and shovel or pull it off. I unloaded two loads before noon one day last week. Oh, how that saves time and my back.
We are lucky because we live about 2 miles from a local company that sells loam, compost and mulch. Pretty convenient. This year before that compost is dumped in my truck, I’m going to ask about where it came from and whether it was heated. NH is following VT in dealing with the invasive snake worm. Several of our MGs are trying to combat them, and so far I don’t have them. They eat all the nutrients out of the soil – not a good thing.
Are you seeing any lawn damage from sodium chloride being applied to the highways during the winter? We live off a state highway and have more damage each year. The only solution is to apply gypsum to balance it out or reseed each year. I know they don’t want our opinion, but I would certainly appreciate them using something else.
Now, if you are tired of gardening and are over 60, do yourself a favor and check out Dan Anton’s No Facilities post from yesterday. It’s one you are sure to enjoy.
Plans for Memorial Day?
You’ll find me staying off the major highways, remembering our veterans, and working on an indoor DIY project. Happy long weekend, and keep your umbrella handy if you’re visiting NH. 🇺🇸