neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,


I wish I knew why I've been waking up at 5:15 a.m. every morning.

I have an appointment in the late afternoon.

I put the plant labels I'd filled out yesterday by the plants I wanted to mark.  I should have done more that said, "Iris."

Later: Mom and I went out.  She sat in the car and read while I went to the Christmas Tree Shop.  She had things to say when I came back with long decorative stakes featuring large flowers on top.  Maybe that way she wouldn't go so close to the edge of the driveway.  I put three of the six I got out in spots that are hard for us to judge backing up, because we can't see where the driveway is.  Dad said the decorative stakes were tasteless.  He's very well known in the family for having no taste, so that was different.

I also got a few boxes of perennials at quite reasonable prices.  I got Siberian iris, lilies, bleeding heart, columbine, and lily-of-the-valley.  After that stop, we went to a grocery store.

I dropped Mom and the perishable groceries off and had a quick bit of lunch.  I made it to my 3:00 p.m. appointment a little early, and stayed until 4:00 p.m.  After that, I went to get a haircut.  I hadn't registered online, so I had to wait for a bit, but I started reading Hollis Shiloh's latest Baking Bears story.

I stopped at Lowe's to compare prices with some of the things I got from Home Depot.  I ended up getting more hardware cloth.  I have ideas about wrapping up my plants to shield them from everything from voles to deer.  We'll see how far I get.  I also got a pair of leather gardening gloves that are supposed to be water-resistant.

I watched CNN in the evening, and watered the indoor plants during the commercials.  Dad pointed out that the amaryllis I'd planted a couple months later than I should have was sprouting its first leaf.  The Christmas cactus is blooming profusely.

Sometime in the afternoon I stopped to look at the crocuses we have.  'Mammoth Yellow,' 'Cream Beauty," 'Vanguard,' tommy crocuses, and the 'Roseus' version of tommy crocuses are blooming on the hillside.  A few purple crocuses are blooming near the house.  They're planted near the echinacea.

A Tete-a-Tete daffodil was partway open.  It will likely be fully open tomorrow.  Tete-a-Tete is miniature daffodil, and an early bloomer.

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