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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Still Time to Plant Bulbs


By this time, I thought my bulbs for spring would be in the ground.  We had cold weather arrive so early this year that gardening has not been a priority.  We’ve even had snow, you might remember!


Yesterday was very nice so I got all my ducks in a row and began digging.


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Tulips should be planted about 6” deep.  After I dug, I worked in some peat moss and some bone meal as a fertilizer.

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I planted daffodils, tulips, grape hyacinths and moved some crocus to another location.


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Several years ago when my oldest daughter got married we placed purple (her wedding color) tulip bulbs in a little box and wrapped a purple ribbon around the box to give to each guests as a thank you for coming to the wedding.  Mine didn’t live when I dug them for the move to our new house.  My Mom’s have really taken off  and she was more than happy to have me take some home with me in the late summer so she could thin hers.




It’s such a nice memory of Angie’s wedding.  Aren’t they pretty?



My afternoon was going so well and I was right pleased with myself to be getting this yard work done before the next blast of cold air blows  ~~~~~~~~~~~



I went inside to answer a phone call.  See this box of Bone Meal??????



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Somehow when I left my little cart filled with peat moss, the box of bone meal and my unplanted iris bulbs a strange thing happened!!!

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Yep, Mr. Chester the troublemaker our 110 lb. German Shorthair decided to have an afternoon snack!!  Who would ever think a dog would eat bone meal?  I guess he read the word “bone”!!

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Even the vet was surprised when I told him what had happened.  He suggested we give him two tubes (one at a time) of Cat lax to keep everything moving through his system.  He is also on Pepsid.  Today we repeat the two tubes of cat lax.  He thinks because of his size and the amount he ate, we should be okay.

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My planted went by the wayside as I was off to Target to purchase medicine and Hair Ball remedy for good ole Chester Dog.  Life is full of surprises, isn’t it???   :)


Anonymous said...

Oh, that Mr. Chester! He's a cutie but a little stinker! :) I hope the cat stuff gets all that out of his system. Poor Mr. Chester! You're a very good Mommy taking care of him. Our little fuzzy faces can get into trouble so fast, can't they?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Donna, Oh my! I'm glad your sweet Chester is ok, yep, he must have seen the word "bone"!lol...Thanks for your visit, I will be showing how to make those ribbon wreaths soon. I'm sure you could make one in a jiffy! They are so simple...Kristen

Anonymous said...

Oh Donna, I had to laugh when I saw the photo of Chester....he looks so like a happy dog! Bad Chester...hmmm...wonder what was in that box that he liked so much. So glad he is going to be okay. I love the idea of the tulip wedding favor. My niece did the same thing since her wedding was in the fall and when that tulip comes up in the Spring it is a beautiful reminder of her wedding. I think the little piece of paper they put inside the favor said "love blooms" or something like that. xo Lynn
P.S. Care to share your recipe for apple pecan slaw? That sounds wonderful.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Chester is adorable, but what a stinker! Your purple tulips are just beautiful. I'd love to get some bulbs in, but I don't think it will happen this year....

stitching under oaks said...

good for you getting your bulbs in the ground...bad for Chester getting into your bone meal. I'm glad he's gonna be alright though!

Paula@SweetPea said...

I'm too busy admiring your beautiful black topsoil to worry about what Chester did. If you dig a hole here you see red clay! I hope that Chester's tummy will be ok after eating that bonemeal and then taking those meds.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Awhhhh - he was just trying to help out! Hope he'll be just fine -- thanks for your sweet visit today -- I always enjoy hearing from you!

marmielu said...

I have to tell you that I love this! This is just the sort of thing that would happen at my house! Only it would be the cats. There I am doing something nice, and something I've been looking forward to.........and somebody (furry) does something that I end up having to deal with. I'm laughing with you.
Mary Lou

sheila from life @ #17 said...

oh noooooooo....Chester, buddy, Cat Lax? I hope it was worth it :)

southerninspiration said...

Oh, Chester, Mr. Bad boy, I cannot believe you READ bone and had to try some!!! LOL....
Today Lucie chewed up the dog bed; yep the same one Jayne bought that said chew resistant!!! ;-0