Thursday, March 15, 2007
the glaze and roll
usually, i can see it coming. the old glaze and roll trick. the nongardeners at heart (for there are souls who are gardeners at heart but simply lack dirt) have perfected this. you start tawking about something in your garden and their eyes start glazing over out of sheer boredom and when you blink your eyes, they roll theirs. duh, like we can't see them. i used to think that we needed a secret gardenerhandshake, but honey, all i have to do is look at your nails.
this spirea was a fluke. i bought a pot of greensomething for a dollar. planted it and every march, i kiss it. all for a dollar. so, buy those unknown dollar buckets. everytime it blooms, i think of white lady banks roses. note to self: propagate more of this for other spots in the garden.
okay, you can see why i love texas mountain laurel, but i only wish you could smell why i love it. this is as close to lilacs as we get down here and lemme say, it will do. when we bought this house, we had one beautiful tree in the back on one side of the gate and a few little twiggytwigs on the other. immediately, i saw a future arch. those twiggytwigs are getting along nicely and starting to look like heaven.
back in the b.c. (before computers), we used to gather the red moutain laurel seeds and rub them really hard on the sidewalk and burn each other with them. those little buggers were as hot as cinnamon toothpicks. dang, those were the good ol' days.
when i get fed up with this studioorganizingbizniz, i complete other projects. the other morning around 7:30, i pulled everything out of the potting shed and reorganized it, prepped the potager beds and found two forgotten squashes perfectly dried and ready to grace the shed.
so, cheers to spring and her cousins and back to finishing this studio up cuz i just received a new deadline.