Fanfare! Trumpets and Flourishes! This is my 100th post. Big deal, right? Well for someone who wanted no parts of blogging, maybe it is. It took Cheryl almost two years to convince me to write, and I'm glad she did. I've met some wonderful people through blogging and have also had a whole, wide world of ideas opened to me, gained some technical know-how (thanks to many of you), and maybe even had an epiphany or two about myself.
Today, Sun Nurseries came out and did some sprucing-up of our front landscaping. I usually do this type of thing myself, but was a little overwhelmed and perplexed as to why we were losing our plantings pretty consistently. The design consultant, Donna, was great to work with and the men who did the planting were courteous and exemplary in their work.
My personal battle with the rabbits continues. Today, however, UPS delivered the Tree Guard that I ordered. I have already donned, gloves, an apron, and protective eye wear, and doused all my plantings in the back with the stuff. It usually works pretty well -- is latex-based so does not have to be re-applied after rain or watering. We'll see. The rabbits have been climbing into my pots and decimating the zinnias, trailing verbena, portulaca, and impatiens. I know that their persistent defoliating of my roses is responsible for my losing quite a few this year. If the Tree Guard doesn't work, I'm considering electric wire or a flame thrower.
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.