Friday, May 13, 2011

My Lonely Tulips

See this sad picture? This is all the previous owner left me for a garden --one little group of lonely tulips. The funny thing is that since my yard is built on sugar sand, this is the only area that has rocks and stones. I tried to plant a hosta in the same type of dirt along the driveway and almost needed a pick axe to dig a hole. I don't know why these stones were used as filler, but I can see it is going to be big trouble for me.
I've decided to plant a few shrubs and groundcover in this area so I won't have to dig in it on a regular basis. One time and that will be it.
Tomorrow I'll plant seeds rather than try to dig in grown petunias or marigolds. There won't be any color for a while but right now getting this house in order is the priority. I won't be picking flowers from my garden this year to use in bouquets as gifts, so I guess I'll have to get flowers delivered to make an occasion special. I know how much I love it when the doorbell rings and the florist is at my door. I'm sure my family and loved ones will feel the same. It always brightens my day to have some fresh cut flowers in a vase.
I don't even want to think of September yet, but this fall I'll plants some tulip bulbs; maybe next spring my tulips won't be so lonely!

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