[gardeners] Saturday in the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 13 May 2000 10:42:54 -0500

Very early this morning we had a very nice rain fall on the gardens. At sunrise
all was green and glistening and the birds were singing with happiness.
Unfortunately so were the mosquitoes. We had been warned that this would be a
bad mosquito year if we got rain and, guess what? We got lots and lots of rain
and now have lots and lots of mosquitoes.

When I still smoked, 6 years clean in August, mosquitoes wouldn't have me. Now
they bite and I hurt for two or three days from them. Don't hurt bad enough to
take up smoking again, 40 years was enough, but their blood-sucking ways do

Need to get out and harvest some parsley, oregano, thyme, and rosemary and have
many rosemary starts I staked last year to pot up and get ready for a fall sale.
These will be humdinger rosemary plants too, some are already two feet tall, may
have to prune them so they'll spread although I am thinking of planting two or
three in one big pot to make an Xmas tree. Saw those things selling for $25 to
$30 each in the nurseries last holiday season.

Seriously thinking of taking the big old red truck and making a pilgrimage to
Home Depot and Lowe's. Maybe buy some half cinder blocks, look at the kitchen
cabinets and the flooring, and then come home.

Oh well, life is still good, despite the skeeters.