Then John the Veggie Man asked if I needed more bricks. I always need more bricks but not this week.
Pieces of Brugmansia stalks are cut to fill the holes in the concrete blocks that hold boards for the Schlumbergera pots to make a Bug Hotel when I get time.
I am pruning Boxwood and it takes all my time. When I finish, I may go into the hedge pruning business. If the guy who mows and spreads pine straw gets $50 an hour, pruning is worth at least $90 per hour.
We're not talking a few swipes with an electric clipper here; true pruning where one reaches down into a boxwood plant, cuts a long stem and the box fills in the gap or a space is left for sunlight to reach bare limbs.
My good ratcheting loppers were broken last year. We ordered some industrial strength Fiskars with long handles, long as my arms. They are heavy, too heavy. I am getting tennis elbow. He-Who-Sends-Away ordered a pair of loppers with with 18" handles. I can hardly wait but I am soldiering on with heavy tools because hotter weather is on the way and wasps are already starting nests.
Remember when I planted Meyer Lemon seeds? I planted dry seeds and then read that you should really open the lemons, hold the seeds in your mouth and suck off the pulp, then immediately plant. Moist seeds came up first and this one has a true leaf.
The dry seeds are sprouting too. Do you believe everything you read?