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  •  Okay! (7+ / 0-)

    And I'm kinda glad I held off sending you the centaurea... New shoots are coming up! :-)

    Everything is about the roots in this plant.  The heat and no water always does it in, but give some cool down and it will sprout up again.

    All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

    by kishik on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 04:22:18 AM PDT

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    •  Isn't that one of the best feelings ... (7+ / 0-)

      Spotting that newborn green in a patch of brown?  That's happening to some of those daylily fans i stuck in the ground a few weeks back (remember the free Craigslist posting i responded to?).  In most cases, the trimmed "fans" of green are shriveling up, but there's new green growth sprouting up in its place.  Hopefully, they'll continue to sproing to life.  I've been giving them just a sprinkle of water from the can every other morning or so, and it seems to be just enough to keep most of them from tuckering out.

      Sometimes, when i look at the photographs of your garden, it strikes me that the soil passing beneath your hands has been worked and enriched and is the very embodiment of your family history.  In many ways, that's so much better than a cockatoo ... :)

      •  yah... (7+ / 0-)

        I mentioned in another diary (daily bucket) that the pear tree that I'm always complaining about (squirrels throwing pear cores at my head, making a royal mess) is something I could never consider just chopping down!  My grandmother planted that tree, my mother gathered up the pears to make pies and preserves and sauce!  The bird feeders are hung from it and during winter the birds really do love to roost in that tree since it does provide shelter.

        And I have so many other things my grandmother planted in the yard.  My mother would bitch and complain about weeding and such, but she kept a lot of things in order because her mom planted them.  So I kinda have been doing the same, bitching and complaining, but because of the history, do my part to keep it up (however haphazardly and badly at times!)

        If ever I was to move, I'd be digging up a LOT of stuff to take along with me...

        All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

        by kishik on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 10:00:44 AM PDT

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