Posts Tagged ‘peonies’

Last fall’s carve-outs from the lawn were the long bed in the back right of this photo and the two brick-edged sections in the foreground:DSC_0020

This fall, rather than perennials from Bluestone, it’s bulbs and a few more peonies from Van Engelen, from whom I’ve been ordering since….oh, could it be 20 years now?  Maybe.  I’ve had several different gardens in that amount of time, with generous contributions to the gardens of relatives and friends along the way.

Alas, I once again missed the window for ordering winter aconites, and I completely forgot to get crocus.  Ah well.  I’m going to have plenty enough digging to do….


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Today, 4 peonies and about 65 bulbs got planted. [Thank you, Van Englens!] And now, as I sit at my desk with my eyes tearing up, I realize that I must have gotten a heck of a lot of that McCormick’s chili powder onto my clothing while I was rodent-proofing the plant matter.

Yes, I did wash my hands repeatedly, and I had been wearing gloves…. but…. I still suspect I smell a bit like a decorative string of something from New Mexico.


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