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It’s Been A Whereas – gardeninacity


I haven’t written a submit for a number of months. As a few of you already know, I used to be identified with pancreatic most cancers again in mid-2020. The remedy has saved me going however my arms are numb and this makes writing a problem. Some have instructed dictation software program and I’ve been that means to look into that.

Widespread Witch Hazel blooms in October

I’ve additionally been combatting fatigue and problem concentrating, so I’m undecided if dictation will probably be an efficient reply.

Nevertheless, it’s a brand new yr so I believed I might attempt to generate a brief submit.

Highlights of my previous couple of months:

We went to Maine in October the place we ate an insane quantity of recent seafood, walked via coastal villages, and had the pleasure of lunching with Laurie Graves of https://hinterlands.me/ and her husband Cliff.

View from a Maine lighthouse

Our good buddy Jo Ana did the lion’s share of placing the backyard to sleep for the winter. As at all times, her assist has been invaluable throughout my sickness. Additionally, due to her I obtained an excellent take a look at the Widespread Witch Hazel we now have tucked away in an obscure spot on the east aspect of the home. Most years I don’t assume to look till after the blooms are all achieved.

Finally, we planted over 250 bulbs, thanks once more to Jo Ana and in addition our good buddy Anne. Of those, 100 or so went into containers – principally some Tulipa kaufmanniana varieties which can be new to us, but additionally some ‘Princess Irene’.

‘Princess Irene’

Then we planted some extra ‘Ballerina’ Tulips within the Driveway Border and a few T. clusiana and Narcissus ‘Geranium’ and ‘Barrett Browning’ within the Parkway Mattress.

For Thanksgiving, we drove with our son Daniel to Minneapolis the place we had an extended weekend with David and his accomplice Meridith, and a vacation meal hosted by my brother and his spouse. We stayed in Chicago for Christmas, celebrating with Daniel and Beckee and her dad and mom. We’re anticipating a go to from David and Meridith later this month, Covid allowing.

By the way, I’m making an attempt to maintain up with everybody’s backyard blogs however now not remark for causes said earlier.

In order that’s about it. Greatest needs to everybody for a cheerful 2022.



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