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END OF THE SEASON

The season is winding down.

Normally by now we’ve had cold nights

If not a freeze.

But not this year

The garden is just slowly putting itself to bed.

Much more gentle

Than a harsh cold wintry blast for the north.

I’m enjoying it

Picking a smattering of blooms

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For my last church bouquets of the season.

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And burying an undisclosed number of bulbs.

Thankfully I have help in the bulb burying department.

It wasn’t any ordinary help.

Somehow the princesses from last night’s trick or treating

Became worm loving giggly girls this afternoon.

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In my experience

It’s rare that you find little girls who love worms.

Cassidy and Sloan not only love them

They name them.

Meet Earthy

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Actually, oddly enough

Every worm we dug up

Was named Earthy.

Apparently a common name for earthworms.

Then there was the dirt – sorry Daddy soil.

It turns out refilling a trench

Laden with tulip bulbs

Can be very entertaining

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When you’re a six and eight year old princess

Who happen to love earthworms.

There is still much to do in the garden

You can tell by the state of my garden house.

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Lilies, Grape Hyacinths and Alliums bulbs to be planted.

Amaryllis to be potted up

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More Tulips and Pansies for the garden path.

And then planting the big pots with lettuce for early spring.

It will all happen

In good time

Hopefully with giggly earthworm loving girls.

Gail

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THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY

 

Every time I looked at my garden this week.

Alan Lerner’s words from Camelot

Kept going through my head.

“It’s May, It’s May

The LUSTY month of May.”

And lusty it is.

Roses

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Peonies

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Iris

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Columbine

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Allium

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I don’t know how Mother Nature pulls it off

But every year on Mother’s Day

My garden hits its spring stride.

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There is still much to come

But this week

It’s glorious.

With lots of blousy blooms.

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Perhaps it’s Mother Nature’s way

Of honoring mothers.

Those who nurture

And prod

And encourage things to grow.

Happy Mother’s Day

Gail

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Four generations of the women of my family circa early 1950’s

 

 

 

 

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