Wednesday, May 02, 2007
this is as close to the color as i can get- my iris are actually more of a brown but this texture and tone. i think i must have at least $10,000 worth of iris if it's what- 3 bucks a bulb or something? weeping jesus on the cross- i have an entire recycling bin of iris- that i divided and divided and divided. i also have heaping piles of daffodil, tulip and grape hyacinth bulbs. so much so- that i am going to make 2 bulb gardens at the fam's and one at my place- and then compost the rest because i can't give the shit away. i have decided that bulbs are like viruses- they multiply and spread and you can't really get rid of them. if bulbs were sentient beings, we'd all be toast.
i have also decided that i prefer house plants. i hate lawn grass with a passion- and ripping up clod after clod and then beating and shaking it with a pitchfork- only to have to put it in those craptastic lawn bags that break the instant you take them out of the box- well- put me down for house plants. sigh. i also got a bizarre sunburn on my arms. i had a long sleeved shirt on pulled up to my elbow- and work gloves- so guess where got the sunburn? i look like a freak. but- it is good exercise and i turned the soil over so the plants are happy. i chatted with 2 of my neighbors at both houses- and i got a shower. i will be sore tomorrow- but it's ok- tomorrow is laundry day :) friday is mow and attack yet another patch of grass to plant some bulbs.
today's take- 3 pink double peonies, 4 iris, 5 decrepit delphinium and 5 columbine. and 6 bags of grass clods. i cannot believe how many iris i have. then---- i took a walk to the backyard! the nice old lithuanian lady who lived there before i bought the house planted flowers on 3 sides of the house as well as in the middle of the side yard and the middle of the back yard. sigh. usually i am content to mow over and let the weeds take over- but there are actual beautiful flowers there for the taking- so i guess this is going to be an all summer project.
and no- i will not post the freakish sunburn thank you very much- i already provide enough fodder for amusement :)