|Ten Peas In A Pod
On this the tenth day of the tenth month of the tenth year of the century, our thoughts turn to gardening, as they always do.
I have ten random thoughts to tender on this tenth day.
10. A big shout out to all the garden bloggers in Tennessee. This must be a big day for you all.
9. Out in the garden, this is no time to be tentative. Fall is slipping slowly into winter and then there will be no time left for this year in the garden. Time to follow the advice of John Wooden – ‘Be quick, but don’t hurry.”
8. Weeds can be tenacious this time of year, but I’ve noticed fewer of them in my garden during this dry spell.
7. Do you have any tender plants still in the garden? Don’t be fooled by warmer than normal temperatures. Bring those plants inside if you are going to over winter them. With the way things are going weather-wise, who knows what to expect in the next few weeks? Snow? I hope not, but frost? Perhaps.
6. When you clean up the garden in the fall, don’t leave it all clean swept. The garden fairies, the favored tenants of my garden, need some messiness to create their own winter homes. (By the way, they do not go south to Tennesee or Texas for the winter, contrary to what some gardeners think.)
5. Hortense Hoelove thought she should write this post on tens, but I said no, that would be too much Hortense for one day.
4. I like plants with tendrils.
3. I haven’t found any tent caterpillars in the trees, but this is the time of year I usually find them.
2. I have over ten books by or about Elizabeth Lawrence in my personal library. Actually, I have eleven, but to make this little fact fit this post, I had to say “over ten”.
1. I shouldn’t admit this, but I have a bit of a tender heart for the bunnies in the garden. Don’t tell them, they’ll take advantage of me and the next thing I know, I’ll have ten times the number I have now. And no, I don’t know how many rabbits are in the garden right now.
And that’s my tendered list of ten things from my garden to yours on 10-10-10 (which written that way, reminds me of fertilizer. You, too? Good.)