Saturday, October 13, 2007

I'm A Winner!

For the third year in a row, I'm participating in a football pool. I've never won a dime. I'm about as unlucky as they come. UNTIL NOW! I picked the most games right last week and won!
So, I bought 3 Charlie Brown Azaleas for the good neighbor garden I'm working on. I also bought 4 boards to make one of the raised beds I'm planning for next year. The leaves are starting to fall and I really want to get my lasagna gardening on!

The Azaleas are Northern Lights and although I can't tell what they'll look like if they survive, I did look them up on the net and they seem to be orange-ish. I've been wanting to get azaleas because they remind me of home. I had azaleas at the house I rented from my grandma in Memphis and I never appreciated them. AND, I never took care of them. Man oh man, I thought the soil in my backyard was bad - this stuff was horrible! It was so hard it was like rocks. I did mix in some compost - I sure hope they live. I never noticed that there is not spigot anywhere in the front of my house. Watering should be interesting.

Tomorrow I'll be building the first of the raised veggie beds.

5 comments:

  1. Congrats on your win, Gina. There are a number of Northern Lights cultivars, from gold to apricot to pink...and some are fragrant too. I love them, and I'm sure you will too.

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  2. Something was tickling my head, so looked up the cultivars, Gina, and the collection are called the "Lights" azaleas, not 'Northern Lights', of which 'Northern' is one of the cultivars; rosy pink, fragrant and hardy to zone 3. A nice choice, especially since the fragrant azaleas are spicy sweet. Hope you enjoy them! And if you're ever in the area...of course you can come for a walk around our landscapes. The mountain, the valley, the shore...it's neat to have all of them so close by.

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  3. jodi - thank you so much for the info! you rock! I can't wait to see what these look like next spring. I sure hope they live and bloom.

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  4. Welcome back, Lucy. The Charlie Brown you picked is a good'un! Don't forget to give it plenty of acidity in the soil - peat moss. Toss your leftover coffee grounds around it as well.

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  5. hey carolyn! i DID add peat moss this time and i'm calling starbucks today since i dont drink coffee. thanks for stopping by!

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