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In the Garden
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"You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead." - George Lucas

I have been attempting to get out to my outdoor areas at least once a week. I water and I prune. I have some plants that are blooming and some not.

Here is a gifted succulent which seems to have each bud bloom one at a time:

1st Succulent Bloom 8 10 2012

The thing I like best of gifted plants is I have no expectations about the plant. My neighbors were going to throw away the plant since they didn't like it. So they thought of me and all I have done since is giving the plants water ever so lightly every few days. I'm pleased to be graced by the color of the blossom.

Second plant is my miniature rose bush. This is the first blossom of the year. Even thought I covered up my outdoor plants on frosty nights, I feel this one may have been harmed. This year, I will bring the rose bush inside.

1st bloom of the year 8 10 2012

Next is my mysterious green plant. I think I shall call him Norman. Don't ask me why, the name just popped up in my head.

Mysterious Green Plant

Then the Tale of the Lone Tomato Plant.

I thought I had a dooser of a Roma tomato plant known as Harriett. Harriett seemed to like where I had placed her in the garden. Pretty soon there are blossoms and then I begin to find little green buds. Oh joy, we are going to have tomatoes this year. Here below is a photo of my new offspring.

Roma Tomato Plant 8 10 2012

Here is a close up photo of some of the babies and my left thumb.

3 little tomatoes 8 10 2012

In just five days, my wonderful plant looks like this:

Poor bedraggled tomato plant

But today, I found out what was happening to Harriett. That damn gopher is back!

In a short conversation, Michael and I agreed to do a transplant. I got the pot ready and Michael did the digging. In no time, my little tomato plant has a new home.

I'd show you a photo but I'm having trouble with the computer right now.

I wonder what the gopher will think about this when he comes for his next visit. My neighbor, Mr. T, said he is seeing evidence that the gopher has been on his side of the fence. Mr. T will get him/her for sure.

And for the moral of this story, the good part about all of this:

The gopher is aerating the earth of the garden and he's doing it for free.

At this spoonful of positive thinking on a maddening situation, Michael smiles and rolls his eyes thinking, "I've married a crazy lady."

mz. em

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