Confessions of a Hose Dragger …

Confessions of a Hose Dragger…

by Linda Patten

May 2020

Yes!  Still here avoiding human contact and leaving the homestead.  Shopped on-line for a few annuals and it just didn’t have the thrill of picking out the little darlings out myself… they seemed like complete strangers to me.  “Yeah, just throw them in the back and for God’s sake, don’t’ come any closer!”  Spring took a slight detour last month and needless to say, everything living outside was a bit taken aback.  My multi-stem Redbud and Korean Spice Viburnum are just now sprouting up from the base… the rest is gone… gone.. gone… The question now is, do I patiently wait for them to grow back into their former glory?  Just what is the average life expectancy of females in Boulder County… Do I have time to wait or should I yank out and reboot?  The jury is still out on Gary the dwarf Ginko but surprisingly Wanda Witch Hazel survived.  Oh, and yes, I have named all my plants during these troubled times… it certainly makes the days go by…  Oops, sorry, gotta go… Brenda Brunneria is asking for some water!