Showing posts with label planting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label planting. Show all posts

Monday, June 27, 2011

Genus: Working Slinky

Of the many known genera of the North American Slinky, one of the rarest is  the Tree Bed Watering Slinky shown below at work on East 94th Street..
tree beds (8 of 8)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Agitated Sky with Hidden Daffodil

Here is our magic tree with its pet rock, returned after a storm - lashed voyage to ...somewhere
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Fleeing Planter, seldom caught on film

I haven't mentioned it, but we have been stalking a particular tulip planter, who may be masquerading as a Volunteer. The species are difficult to track, and can be neither apprehended nor incarcerated unless we have proof of planting. This very afternoon, a person suspected of clandestine planting was caught fleeing the scene of a bulb. Unfortunately, once in the ground and covered with leaves both bulb site and perpetrator disappear entirely!

Fleeing planter
As with many similarly harmful yet non-lethal actions, it is difficult to pursue prosecution when the only evidence is a certain observational simultaneity. Such juxtapositional occurrences are often non- juristic, so I have heard.

That being said, be on the lookout! This fleeing planter is likely to strike at any moment, endangering us all with untamed blossoms in irrational places.






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Friday, November 20, 2009

FIRST TULIP PATCH, the

The first crop of tulips is in the ground; happy anthropomorphic bulbs, crouching in the earth to brew their blossoms over the winter months.

We planted during the intersect between the dying and the growing moon. The best of each world. Ah Balance!

The daffodils are sleeping under bushes where they have thrived before, and the tulips are breaking new ground, down the hill past the lawn next to the yellow trees. One bulb lies next to the smallest tree! It’s practically invisible without the summer leaves. Each tulip patch has a daffodil as well this time, to add dash and color and company. Seven daffodils and six burgundy lace tulips. Whee!

 
Volunteer  not planting a tulip
(next to a tiny, leafless tree)
 
Tulip plant 1 edit

Monday, October 19, 2009

Rainy Sundays

lj plants a tulip cropHere, it's wet and rainy.  Cold and windy.

This is not the weather for planting! 


But if the ground is not too wet,
then watch the growing moon. 

Wait only a week or so for the beautiful weather, 
and follow all directions, especially if you expect a winter freeze. 

Any area that drains well will work, if it is lit by the early spring sun,  and we dig down 6 to 8 inches.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tulip, Tulip, Who's Got a Tulip.

There's no denying the time for action is upon us. We must go forth and aquire our bulb(s).
For those who already have a bulb in their possession, it is time to settle on a site.
Now is also the time to consider branching out in the direction of a daffodil, since daffodils also fare well in vacant spots.

Here’s an example of a successful tulip, encountered in the wild. 
YellowTulip
It is heartbreakingly beautiful

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mission for Today: The Hunt is On!

See that rainbow? How low it is in the fountain? There is no time to waste, It's TULIP TIME!!

The best time to plant is on a growing moon, and we have no time to lose.

 

1. Carefully consider your supply possibilities.
2. Locate a grower you trust, go online, or go down the street to a flower shop.
3. Begin to select a bulb in your mind.  Fat, firm, alive with a tulip.
4. Search your mind for a vacant place nearby, facing the Spring Sun.

 

Congratulations, The Hunt Is On!


Its tulip time






Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pansies planning to flee from Stead




planning pansies
Originally uploaded by dmil0

I've been told recently that gratitude and paying attention in the moment will "hold me in good stead". I naturally have passed on this advice without wondering what in the world? Stead? Can you be In Stead? At Home in Stead?

Well! The New Century Dictionary clarified with the following quotes:

"Fly therefore, fly this fearefull stead anon" (Faerie Queene) or,
"The Souldier may not move from watchfull sted [sic]" (same Faerie Queene).

Ok.