Friends, I am getting there. I’ve gone through 72 pounds (32.66 kg) of fertilizer so far. To give you an idea of what I’ve done, I followed the “per plant” directions which state for each established plant, work 1 cup of fertilizer into soil around drip line.
To go one step further, I weighed that 1 cup of fertilizer. It weighs in at 0.8 of a pound (0.36 kg). Divide 72 by 0.8 and that equals 90 plants I have fertilized as of yesterday. Told you I know Math! (smile)
Fertilizing is not the only thing I am doing. Oh no! Not by a long shot! I’ve also done and still am doing, weeding, pruning, cutting, shaping; bought for, designed, and built 3 deer resistant cages for my 3 baby Rose of Sharon bushes, and planted bulbs.
Notice there is no “we” in there. Hubby contributed by getting his dead head hammer out for me to use to pound the stakes in for my cages. That was his contribution. No wait! On a windy day I asked him to anchor with his feet the deer netting while I measured and cut it on a windy day. He also pounded one stake in for me when my arms gave out. [He’s been busy getting ready for Winter with what men-folk do.]
I have 5 out of 20 flower gardens left to do. I’m in a dilemma for you see some of my roses are still growing and flowering! Scratching my head in puzzlement, I’ve decided to hard cut those that look “done” and prepare those for Winter and wait for the others who are still insisting on growing. All plants left will be fertilized, regardless if they are still growing.
The above picture is from Knox Farms. The header is a very cropped portion of this picture.
I miss you! I really do! This week I will be finished, one way or the other. Again comments will be closed. Just wanted to drop in to update you on my progress. Do I hear you cheerleading me on? (yawn!)
Much love and hugs!! Amy xo
Photography/ “Getting There!”/ Oct. 2019©AmyRose Photography