Sunday, March 11, 2007

Garden - Week 3


*shade garden, week 3*

It doesn't look that much different than week one, though I swear things are growing. It's hard to see in the picture, but I think the caladiums are poking up a couple of shoots. The hostas and inpatients are not much changed and the lily-of the-valley has yet to be heard from.

I had to add the mulch last week because the temperatures dropped unexpectedly. I hope everything is ok. I mulched it at night during a lunar eclipse. I don't know if that really means anything, but when I was a child, I was fascinated with The Old Farmer's Almanac. I'm not really sure why, but I suppose it was because it was full of interesting tidbits, like why or why not to mulch our shade garden during a lunar eclipse or that jazz enthusiasts have 30% more sex than normal people. (Oh, the things that stay with us!)

The almanac was such an authority on so many things. I often wondered how it could be so certain. All of those orderly planting schedules and tide charts. Life was, and is, a tumultuous place, and farming is hardly a sure thing, but the almanac was all knowing and always reassuring.

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