I made a bed and planted out some more dead looking free plants
Friday, July 25, 2008 2:00 PM Although I didn’t have much energy, I went outside and sat in the white metal grillwork chair which I’ve placed on the sweet white clover that is growing there. I like to just come out of the woodshed a couple of feet and sit down and just be outside. I enjoyed the sunshine and thought perhaps I could try to get a bit more done on planting those many three inch pots of dead or sparse plants. I walked through the perennial slope and looked at the beds and the grass that has taken over the irises and all the sedge that has become a great thriver. I got to the spot beside the old fridge garbage container and looked that eh bellflowers that have made themselves at home, even though he grass they are growing in is about two feet high with them in it. They seeded themselves there, or perhaps that’s where I put them when I transplanted them from some building edge wasteland. Whatever. There were about five of them standing up and looking happy in their surroundings. I would need the shovel. I went looking for the shovel and found it near the roses where I’d planted one yesterday. Was that yesterday? Hey, that’s why I'm so tired out. Anyway, I stood beside the fridge which is lying on its side and just cut slices into the grass. N o work. Just stood there and cut the slices, then another row a few inches away then cross slices so everything will come out in little blocks. I fetched the laundry basket and then sat on the ground. Or perhaps that’s lying on the ground. Sprawled? So there I was, shaking the soil out of my little clunps of grass before chucking them into the laundry basket. After awhile I was done. I looked over my rows of plants on the lid. Some were even blooming! I chose lobelia and alyssum for the edge, then further back I put the cranes bills, and in-between them all I put the flowering annuals. I left the little name things in the ground so I’d know exactly what was going on later when I go to do this again. The bellflowers are the kind that are individual spikes. They will shed their seeds into that newly tilled up area. I think it will all look quite nice. And if it doesn’t, I can move them when I know which ones are going to grow. Afterwards, I sat in the big white chaise plastic chair that tisch gave us a few weeks ago. I apricated in the sun, letting it dry the sweat on my brow and face. It felt good. I watched the humming bird come to the geraniums and the other flowers in the beds of the perennials slope garden. But it would be better if I could be writing. So I went inside and got my laptop and turned on the power for the shelter where I can lay in my hammock in the strong breeze. And here I am. Recovering from my exertion. I didn’t really have to exert myself, really, you know!