Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mom’s Flower Garden –or– Planting Flowers = Sore Body

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When mom was getting closer and closer to surgery, she gave very strict orders….be sure to water my flowers!  It was way back then that I had decided that when she returned, she would have lots and lots of flowers in her front garden instead of flowers in a dreary hospital room or drearier skilled nursing rehab room.  

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The first photo shows more flowers in the area that had flowers already.  Above is how it looked before I got to work….you can see my trusted assistant up in this photo if you look near the top, Skruffy was with me all the way.

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These three pictures show the areas which have no flowers…or correctly stated, “Had No Flowers”.

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Above is a view left to right and then right to left.  All together I planted 12 larger plants, and 125 smaller Marigold plants.  I am not a plant person….can’t remember the names of most plants, but I do know how to plant them.  Seven bags of top soil, a couple of soaker hoses to help with the watering chores, a large bucket of weeds pulled…all together, including the trips to Home Depot, it took a good six hours.  It will probably take a good six or more Aleve over the next few days to get rid of the soreness too. 

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Yes Skruffy, time to go home now!  Hey, let me ask you a question little girl….”How come your paws are not full of dirt?  Oh, I get it…you were protecting me from the giant squirrels.  Good girl, let’s go home, I have some pills to gobble down.”

9 comments:

  1. You already know your soreness is worth it because you can picture your mom's delight every time she sees it! Looks great!

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    1. Easy said Cousin Cassie...but it sure don't help the pain. LOL! Thanks

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  2. Your Mom will be soooooo happy. Great job Dave (and Scruffy!).

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    1. Yes, I think it will put a big smile on her face. Will have to follow up with a picture right before we leave in September. Bad thing is, by the time it really looks good, it will be fall and the winter cold will kill them off.

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  3. It may have been a lot of painful work, but I'm sure your mom will love what you did! You were truly a blessing to her... just as you are to me and others who enjoy your blogging...

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    1. Bless you Lynn....by the way, they got any good drugs up there in Canada for sore legs and knees? (LOL)

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    2. lol I doubt it, Dave. However, I don't truly know. I've needed a knee replacement for about 13 years now, and have not yet done it, because I don't want to. My chiropractor has helped me. Truly, I found that medicines in USA are much better, and have had some while in USA, that were not even available here in Canada. Wish things were different. :( :) Praying for you, and family...

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  4. Wow, what a wonderful son you are! The flower beds are beautiful! Your mom will be so surprised and happy. Good job! I would have loved it if my kids had done something like that for me. :)

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    1. Thank you Barbara. Mom saw the pictures on the Blog, and cannot wait to come home and see them in person. Thank goodness it was an "average" June Sacramento day and the heat was not too unbearable. But boy, I sure was sore the next day, and today is better but still hurting a bit. Well worth it though when I see her face when she sees it in person for the first time.

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