Thursday, October 20, 2016

Spring into Action: Planting Bulbs in Autumn

The daffodil, tulip and hyacinth bulbs are sleeping in the shed under the sand blanket. Cannot wait to plant them, but here in Maryland, especially with the record high temperatures we've been having, it's still too early...Not ready yet.

Are you ready? Once the temperature drops to below 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the soil, it's safe to plant your spring flowering bulbs.

Bulb planting isn't rocket science, but there's a few tricks to it.

Watch this short video to see if, for instance, you know:

  • what flowering bulbs love
  • why you shouldn't treat them as "little soldiers"
  • how to protect them from chipmunks, squirrels, etc.

I found the layering technique particularly interesting, and will definitely try it myself.

Happy bulb planting!

Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer (aka Happy)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

"October knew, of course..."

'October knew, of course, that the action of turning a page, of ending a chapter or shutting a book, did not end the tale.
Having admitted that, he would also avow that happy endings were never difficult to find: "It is simply a matter," he explained to April, "of finding a sunny place in a garden, where the light is golden and the grass is soft; somewhere to rest, to stop reading, and to be content.”'

Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists

Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer (aka Happy)

Friday, September 23, 2016

"The true meaning of life is..."

"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit."

Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer (aka Happy)