DonfromPA's blog: Things Appear To Be On The Upswing

Posted on Mar 13, 2019 7:45 AM

Warn weather continuing - 50's today and 60's forecast for tomorrow. Only look a day ahead. Anti-viral medicine doctor ordered appears to be doing its work as rash is starting to go away. Who knows what it was and what caused it? Still have a slight headache but manageable. Well back to thoughts of gardening. All these pop-ups from seed companies I have been ordering from and/or googling keep me wanting to order just a few more. Now a little bit about gardening in Connecticut. I worked for a large mail order perennial nursery and its policy at the end of the season was, rather to than conduct a sale for customers, was to give away all unsold bulbs, etc. to its employees. What a bonanza! Tulips, daffodils, crocus, hyacinths and every kind of spring blooming bulb that one could imagine - just free for the asking. Our rented home was surrounded by oak trees and when we moved in we found that the dead leaves had not been removed for years. So I had spent several days clearing them and turning up the rich soil for gardening spaces. My wife and I planted all the bulbs we had chosen and planted them in late fall. Next spring was a delight to the eyes! Blooms everywhere in a rainbow of colors. Since our property was pretty well shaded by the oak trees, little sunshine was available for sun-loving plants, so we experimented with a variety of ferns, hostas and other shade-loving plants. A short time later an opportunity arose to move back to our hometown and previous place of employment - with all moving expenses paid and a sizable salary increase to boot. This opportunity occurred simultaneously at the time our grandchildren (back in hometown) were beginning to arrive. While I had reservations about leaving the nursery with its beautiful plants I knew that family matters more. Was back in our hometown for about eight years when my company's corporate office (where I worked) was moving to Charlotte, NC and asked me to relocate. Since I had about two years to go before retirement, I decided to take the plunge, after talking it over with my wife. We moved in mid-July during Carolina's really hot spell and we weren't thrilled by the overpowering heat. But the advantage was the ability to swim in the pool late in the evening without freezing. Another day I'll get into our gardening experience where growing weather was about 9 months of the year - more than I had ever experienced before. Spring/summer started in early March and winter close to Christmas. More later.

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