12Jun/08Off

I can paint flowers on them

One of the things I really wanted to do at the new house was upgrade the gardens. After I got the neighbour to pull everything out of the front garden with his 4×4, I put in my first “adult” garden that I spent real money on.

I was very excited because I even tried to account for things like Ph in the soil, and the amount of sunshine and colour-matching and everything. This is way beyond my previous garden attempts which consisted of finding or stealing pieces of plants from friends or garden sales and plopping them in the ground wherever I have some space and hoping for the best.

It includes a rhododendron. Only now the rhododendron is all droopy and curled up. I thought maybe it might have something to do with the fact that it’s rained almost every day for the past week. So I did some googling and it might have something called “crown rot”. The garden sites say if it does, I might as well rip it out and give up and I can’t plant another rhodo in the same spot.

This is why I should have given more serious consideration to Plan B: namely, fill in the space with pretty rocks.

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