First off, quick update on my son. He's a real trooper. You have to drill down to get him to tell you it hurts. He's even great at using only his left hand to do everything when he's right handed. Tomorrow he gets the stitches out, then it's only regular band aids from here on out. Boy kids heal fast. Oh, why not, here's a shot of him waiting to be treated in the ER.
Now where was I? Well, last night was a really late night. I had slept in so it was easy to stay up, especially when I was watching a movie and cutting 1" PVC pipes into little pieces. The first several were bad, jagged edges and broken pieces, but once I got the hang of the cutting tool, it worked well. Besides, it doesn't have to be perfect, just solid. At 2 am I finally finished the movie and the cutting, but silly me, I didn't think to take a picture until I had put everything away. You'll note though, that it stores nicely so I can take it down and put it away when I don't need it anymore, if that happens, not sure.
When I woke up I had to take this picture out my office window at all the frost on the ground.
Anyway, I didn't get a chance to go out and buy the lights today. During breakfast I got a call saying the demo was starting at my folk's old house, so off I went. On the way back I swung by Target to check out the Sterilite 18 gallon totes, only to find them all gone. Oh, sure, they had plenty of the Rubbermaid Roughnecks for $9 each. I'm not even sure those will work well for a SWC. I'll have to think on that. Thank goodness I don't need to plant my SWCs until May if last year is any indication (I was going through my pictures last night and found the ones from the day I planted, May 3rd). Wow, that's a long time from now.
At least after we did demo, we took an entire truck load of transplanted plants my Aunt wanted to save and move to the new house. I'm sure she'll miss the wonderful flower garden she created over 40 years at my folks' house, but at least now she has a clean slate to work with. On that note, I tried again to convince her to follow through with her thought to take Master Gardener classes now that she's retired. Why not, she's got the time and probably could teach most of the classes already.
Lastly, I took a pic of each blueberry plant to put next to the description in yesterday's post, but grrr, WordPress had an error loading the page so I can't edit that post, even to put a title on it. hehe. So I thought I'd at least put them here so you can see what my bushes look like in the dead of winter.
Legacy: My favorite part of this bush is that it's an evergreen here.
Blueray: I love the big clusters of berries.
Lastly, a word on planting blueberries. I know you can plant them in either fall or spring, but for my money, I like fall planting. That gives them all winter to get used to the new environment and start growing healthy root systems. At lest it worked last year, so I hope it works just as well with these last two that I planted last October.
Enjoy your garden!