I Got Some Tulips Planted: Friday Miscellany

Boris howls.
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Natasha naps.  She can sleep like this:
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Boris howls...
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...because he likes to howl...
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...and howl.  When he howls, his tongue does weird things.
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Natasha, on the other hand, naps.
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My neighbor has Papayas.  
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Quite ornamental, Papayas. 
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They will produce fruit here.  
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The flowers have a sweet fragrance.
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How tall is that 'Blue Glow' stalk again?
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The Dodoneas are gone.  I got my mow-blow guy to dig out the stumps.  
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He left a pretty big mess, but that's fine.  He did the hard part, and in three hours. 
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 It would have taken me three weeks.  There are a few roots left, but I can manage those.  
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Aloe capitata looks great.  The mow-blow guy didn't damage it dragging stumps down the slope, right by that beautiful Aloe.  The stumps are gone.  I'm happy.
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I went to a holiday party yesterday, so couldn't garden, but did get fifteen tulip bulbs planted.  They are up against the north side of the raised bed to shade the pots a bit--to keep the soil a bit cooler.  Tulips are very iffy here.  I chilled the bulbs for two months in the refrigerator.  Likely the day the flowers open, it will be 100 F (37 C), and at that temperature, tulip flowers will droop and fall apart within fifteen minutes.  I thought I'd try anyway.  At least we'll be sure of a 100 F February day that way.  
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  1. Maybe I'll come visit for the February bloom time. And the warmth And the napping, howling puppies. And whatever replaces the Dodoneas. You make it all sound good!

    1. Second week of April is prime time here. We are going to have a very, very, very rainy February. I have it all planned.

  2. These dogs are so lovely, the howling one has such a frolic look. Your neighbour's Papaya tree is beautiful and I wish you luck with your tulips.

    1. Thank you Janneke, I do hope I get a tulip flower or two. They are so beautiful.


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