neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Thursday so far

I was sleepy by 10 p.m. last night, and probably asleep by 11.  I woke at 7 a.m. this morning and had breakfast with Mom before she left for [university library].  I made it to an appointment early, though they were running late, and did a few errands.  Well, at least I got to the appointment.

Rumor has it that Glee will be doing "Tommy."  I really don't know how they'd do that, though they did Rocky Horror.  Speculation is rife on who would play Tommy.  Also there are rumors that Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will be appearing on the show.  Yeah, no pressure for the actors.  Well, the Rocky Horror Glee episode had cameos by Barry Bostwick and Meatloaf Aday.  Who knows.  It could happen.  I saw the movie "Tommy" years ago, and remember it being really trippy.  Not that I'd taken anything, just the movie itself.

I talked to someone who doesn't watch Glee about some of the various things putting the fandom in a tizzy, though I forgot to mention the above.  She said I needed to get out more.

It was cloudy out, but I went out and took pictures of the flowers in the front and back yards.  The grape hyacinth is coming up by the mailbox and back door.  The 'Cheerfulness' or 'Yellow Cheerfulness' (I'll know when they bloom -- 'Cheerfulness' is white) daffodils are in bud there by the mailbox, and daylily leaves are coming up there as well.  I don't know the name of the daylily cultivar, but it's not that different from the common tawny, just a paler, softer orange.

More daffodils are coming up on the lawn on the higher side of the driveway, by the Magnolia soulangiana.  I'm not sure of their names either, but I think it's 'Popeye' or 'Donald Duck' or the like.  I know we got some with Disney character names.  These have white petals and an orange center.  There's a species daffodil with white petals and an orange center, but it's much smaller than that.  We don't have any species daffodils, just cultivars.  I don't mind that.  I would like to get some jonquils that are pleasantly scented.  We had one kind that had a couple of flowers to a stem, smallish yellow flowers, and that had a really nice fragrance.  The 'Cheerfulness' and 'Yellow Cheerfulness' daffodils have a good scent.

There were a lot of bees around the winter honeysuckle, so I didn't stay near it for long.  I don't remember offhand seeing bees around it in previous years, though I may have journaled about it.  Usually it's much colder in February and March, and the bees would be inactive.  I'll have to look at previous years of garden journaling to see what was blooming when.

Something dug up one of the miniature roses and took a lot of the dirt with it.  It left the rose off to the side.  I replanted it, but it's very bad for roses to have their roots exposed to air.  With the bare-root ones, you're supposed to keep them in a bucket of water if you're planting them that day.  They come wrapped up.  I usually end up getting roses that are already in pots.  If I'm getting them shipped, it costs more, but they last longer for me that way.

I don't know why an animal would dig up a rose that was in a pot.  I understood why something dug up the bulbs I planted when I planted them with blood meal as fertilizer.  I have not done that again.  Presumably that was dogs, since the bulbs weren't eaten.  We have squirrels and groundhogs and rabbits, but I'm not sure what would just dig like that and leave the rose.  Squirrels?  I would like to borrow someone's terrier for the groundhogs and rabbits.  A trained terrier, I mean.  I would like to borrow someone's deerhound for the deer, too, but I don't think that's happening.  It could be a kind of dog bred to hunt gazelle, as far as I'm concerned.  I'm getting to the point where I wouldn't be that picky.

I don't particularly have any other plans for the day, unless we go out to eat.  I'll text my secret love child and ask him how the GLBT organization meeting went this week.  I was talking to him about coming to weed, too.  I realize that if he gets the chance to go to Philadelphia and/or see his boyfriend he'll do that instead.  I am trying to be realistic, though I said I'd pay him to weed, and that should be some motivation.

Added: One of the tradescantia is coming up.  Well, one that I saw.  It's the one with the lime green leaves, which are red-edged when the leaves are new.  It's certainly distinctive.
Tags: flowers, garden, rambling

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