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Just a Moment – Forty-Two

In my Master Gardener Intern Class on propagation held on March 7, I acquired a rose, a Red Cascade.

I brought it home and set it outside in a protected shady spot.  The instructions were to leave it in the “greenhouse” until September, occasionally checking on it to see if it needed added moisture.  By mid-April, the leaves were touching the sides of the pop bottle “greenhouse,” so I removed it.  It still sat outside in a shaded spot, protected from the wind.  Occasionally I’d add some water to the soil.

In May it had a blossom and I put it into a bigger container.  I also left it in the shady spot.

In early June I set it out where it would get more sunshine and was no longer protected from the wind.  This week I moved it into the fairy garden and set up the trellis behind it to climb on.

I feel like a Rose Whisperer!

3 Quick Thoughts on Saturday, April 15, 2017

  • Taxes.  I finished and filed them Thursday.  We are even getting a small refund back.  Sweet!
  • The plan for Easter Sunday is to work some more in the garage.  We haven’t touched the big “Garage Organization” project since December.  We made great strides then, but tools still need to be put into new toolbox drawers and a few things labeled better, as we’re still spending too much time searching when we need something.
  • I’m almost done with my Master Gardener Class.  Tuesday we have a fieldtrip to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension & Research Center, for tours of their WaterWise facilities, Turf Trials, and Shade Gardens.  April 25th we cover Migration of Pests & Diseases (What Role Do We Play?), Basic Composting Skills, and a Brown Bag lunch speaker on Vermiculture.  Maybe I’ll finally be able to start the worm farm I brought home from NY from my mom.  And our last class is May 2nd, which is a wrap-up class, mini-field trip reports, and a “Celebration!”  And our Mentors provide lunch…hmm, I may have to talk to my mentor about that one.  Anyway, I can’t believe we’re winding down!  The classes have been so much fun – I have absolutely no regrets about signing up.  In fact, I’m seriously considering taking the Master Naturalists classes that are offered in the fall, but I’ll wait a year and do it in Fall 2018.  Mum’s the word – I haven’t mentioned it to Bill.

Super Busy

I’ve been super busy this month with Master Gardener activities and it’s not going to let up for the next 6 – 8 weeks.  I had two meetings today in Denton, so I stayed in town over lunch and ate tried a new place to eat, The Bowllery.

I tried the Denton Bowl and an Almond Mocha smoothie, both delicious and both completely vegan.  I’m going to have to take David there, as I know he will like it.

 

 

Their salt & pepper shakers have small figures in them that appear as you use up the salt or pepper.  Very cute!

 

After my meetings, I took a little time to check out the Bayless-Selby House, which is where my group has a tour scheduled on April 19th for our Master Gardener Mini-Tour.  The people in charge of the house told us that the gardens would be best that week, but I thought they were gorgeous right now, so I took a lot of pictures.  And they have a whole field of bluebonnets!

 

 

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