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Today I lifted my bulbs and put them away for the summer. Bulbs are… - Tactical Ninja

Jan. 5th, 2017

07:30 pm

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Today I lifted my bulbs and put them away for the summer.

Bulbs are really easy but they are also an exercise in delayed gratification. In summer I dig them up and store them away because otherwise they rot in the ground. They live in a box in the shed for four months and in April or early May I plant them. Then it's another four months before they do anything but then it gets really pretty for the next two months when there are no other flowers around and it's worth it.

Also I planted these.  They are so bright my camera can't handle them and they makie me happy:


I like the way gardening (and farming when I get the opportunity) has a rhythm that you have to work with, it facilitates a kind of thinking that I reckon is good for you.

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From:randomdreams
Date:January 5th, 2017 04:36 pm (UTC)
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That's pretty spectacular!
I'm imagining what it'd be like to live somewhere that bulbs left in the ground rot, rather than having the ground crack around them from dryness.
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From:tatjna
Date:January 5th, 2017 06:51 pm (UTC)
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Haha mostly it's windy, often wet, with the occasional earthquake. :)
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From:t_c_da
Date:January 5th, 2017 08:10 pm (UTC)
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Like this morning's M5.33 near Seddon....
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From:tatjna
Date:January 5th, 2017 09:41 pm (UTC)
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Haha true. I still get a fright every now and then with surprise bug, but most of the bugs in NZ are harmless so I guess that makes it a bit easier.
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From:adam_0oo
Date:January 6th, 2017 04:38 pm (UTC)
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I like that last paragraph

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From:warriorsavant
Date:January 9th, 2017 07:43 pm (UTC)
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First sentence: wasn't initially tracking what "lifting my bulbs" meant.
Last sentence: throw in a few sheep (just to keep the grass trimmed, of course) and your yard and life will be perfect.
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From:kehleyr
Date:January 14th, 2017 12:21 pm (UTC)
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Such a pretty flower <3
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