Do it over?

May 19, 2004

I planted the Amber Queen rose tonight after dinner.

I think I did a quick and dirty job of it, and now I am wondering if it would be a worthwhile thing to dig it up and do it better tomorrow.

The problem is that roses like light soil. The soil at that spot is a couple of inches of topsoil where the old evergreens combined their dropped leaves with mulch, then a skant foot of bad soil, then heavy yelllow clay. So, what I really should do is dig up the rose before it sets roots, dig a mucking huge hole there, fill the hole with peat moss and garden soil and compost, and then re-plant and re-mulch the rose.

That would be a lot of work, but the rose would grow better and look better.

Effort now v. enjoyment later? I a lazy perfectionist, which means that there is no good solution.

I suspect that if I do not go to the libraries tomorrow, I will end up at the garden store buying peat moss; if I do go to the library, the rose will stay where it is.

Posted by Red Ted at May 19, 2004 12:27 PM | TrackBack
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This: "Effort now v. enjoyment later? I a lazy perfectionist, which means that there is no good solution." ... made me snicker. :)


Me.

Posted by: Me. at May 19, 2004 03:30 AM
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