Shift Happens

I am so excited to be ALMOST done with the buried daylily pots.  I have 48 done (in the Southwestern garden), 4 to go. Well, if you don’t count the 20+ that I am not potting this year.  I have to tell you that potting the front garden and potting the Southwest garden are day and night different.  One is an easy dig, pull weeds out, put in a pot, and easy dig to replace the pot.  The Southwestern garden is hard dig with root clippers, shovel, trowel.  I feel like a surgeon doing open heart surgery of something!  Seriously.  I dig enough heavy clay dirt and roots out of each hole to nearly fill one of the big Home Depot buckets (times 48).  Then, I bag it and have to dispose of it when done.  Fitting in nursery pots is harder than decorative pots because they are not tapered.  My carpal tunnel gets so crazy it feels like I am getting shocked.

I am hoping to see new growth on the transplants soon.  It seems a bit slow.  I will fertilize once I finish the last 4 pots.  This weekend . . . finished.  This has been the biggest garden project of my life, especially if you count the veggie garden.

Anyway, I had four cool visitors today.

Anasazi had a bit of a double bloom.

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Heirloom Heaven bloomed her last bloom of 2017.

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Passionate Returns continues to be awesome.  I honestly had no idea I would like these blooms so much!  Love the shape and color.

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And, good old Pink and Cream, my big box re-bloomer still putting out new scapes.

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The kids have returned to the bus stop on my running route.  Soon, there will be daylily-less days.  I still hope to have a few through the first freeze.  We are only 2-3 weeks away from putting the Amaryllis and Poinsettias into hibernation for winter bloom.  When the spring comes again, we will see if the pots really made a difference.  Shift Happens.

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