Cultivation Update

My stragedy of gardening against Old 45 is pretty tiring sometimes. Yesterday I trimmed back at least 12 feet of lilac hedge. It’s four feet deep and ten feet tall — not a small job. I still have a long way to go to get it down to a safe and manageable height and depth.

I’m using simple tools. Pruning sheers, hedge trimming sheers and a hand branch saw. It’s really satisfying to see change for the better emerging as the result of my two small hands.

I called it a day when I already had a pile of branches and stuff in the driveway that would make it impossible for me to back out of the garage. More than my trash can could hold. Trash bags are a joke, but there we are. Four of them. Anyway, I was out in the driveway most of the day and pretty achy and tired by the time I walked the dogs in the evening. The dogs were sensitive to my suffering and tried to harmonize their pace to mine.


Hard to tell but some of the branches are 10 feet tall

7 thoughts on “Cultivation Update

    • Not here. Seriously. It’s a weed. It comes up everywhere from runners and it grows to be immense so you can’t even see the flowers. But I’m going to win. πŸ™‚

  1. […] Cultivation Update – I’m a Writer, Yes, I Am! everlasting – Inherently Whimsical Innocence is no earthly weapon – Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky Original-Dante Ripples. She went on a drive. – THE INKPOT It Is Your Day!!! – emotionsoflife2016 Live Life – My weird, crazy and mundane life Journal Vivid Tales Relived the first crush Harmonize You’re not God – Sketches By Nitesh Just Writing! Will We Fit? – andsoitisborn Smudges – surrealspectre Piper’s Adventures Warmth in a Cold World Curries, Voices & Laughter. – The Flittering Soul Harmonizing Desire to a Middle Aged Body – Shelby’s Starlit Crossing KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog There is no blame MC’s Whispers Waking a sleeping fire Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho… – Percolating Poetry Harmony is lost – My weird, crazy and mundane life Journal Morning Chant – Writer’s block Love, Harmony – Around the World Success Inspirers World Harmonize Love and Duty – The Quill Harmony – Chronicles of an Orange-Haired Woman! Curiosity – Part Two – Lose yourself in my imagination Indian Crossdresser Album: Aditi Puri – Indian Crossdressing Novel Call Me (Mitch) – writemebad Tiny Fawns Sunday Sundae Hums A Diary of A Single Man: A Father’s Day After Thought – Harlem Cafe Let’s Harmonize – Honeydogs Giveaway! – Mason Morel Ramona, when day is done you’ll hear my call – Afterlife Love Story It starts with me A goal of Harmony Free Advice… – Wind Kisses Staying Together After The Affair – Harlem Cafe Floral Weekends – Peristeria elata – My weird, crazy and mundane life Journal Flower of the day – 23rd Juy 2017 – My weird, crazy and mundane life Journal Trouble In River City – As I was saying… Fall Seven Times Stand Up Eight – Harlem Cafe A Diary of A Single Man: Heavens Peak – Harlem Cafe A Day In The Life Harmonize Strange Acoustics: Rolling in the Deep – Everyday Strange Cimmerian Sentiment #9 Dripping Wet – (Beth & Sean) Blessed and Highly Favored – Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit eventuality – Matt’s thoughts on… Dronstad What’s wrong with this blog? The Great American Family Road Trip [2017]: Day 1 – Unlearning Tryna be a singer – My weird, crazy and mundane life Journal A Diary of A Single Man: This Bleeding Heart – Harlem Cafe IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO – IDLE BRAIN The Other Stuff Solo A Diary of A Single Man: Walking On Moonlight – Harlem Cafe { My Favorite Hymn } – My Word Soup kāˌÀs – Randomly Abstract Designer Sophisticate Pitch perfect. Scrambled, Not Fried Tonight Which Hill Do You Want To Die On? – The Jittery Goat Stress Within? – Haiku Abound fresh poetry rant Harmony Between Logic & Faith – Islamic Methodologies Made Easy Heaven’s Sunshine Transition Coming together to fall apart.Β  – Individual expressions of a naive mind. Frank Prem kate mcgarrigle (is gone) Frank Prem sound in the clock-man’s workshopΒ  Frank Prem when he burns Sunday evening – THEGIRLVERSUSWORLD Tread Lightly – S. Thomas Summers Southern By Design Pull Back The Curtain Harmonize – All About Writing and more […]

  2. Seems like an ongoing quest – Here lilacs aren’t known to spread out, they stay a bush. If I weren’t allergic I’d truly love them, well I can, from afar anyway. As for our pets, aren’t they a delight? I have 1 cat and my daughter’s cat has adopted us as well. Whenever I’m really aching, one or both vie for a spot on my lap or come lay beside me in bed. Animals are so aware, it’s amazing at times, and yet I wonder why I wonder when they show me daily, their love, respect and care. πŸ™‚

  3. Our lilacs are at least that tall, but probably less bushy — and that only because a tree fell on them a few years back and killed about half of them. Also, luckily, they are not in the part of the yard where we go, but back a few feet in the woods. But meanwhile, i’ve got forsythia hedges that have gotten SO tall, they must be at least 9 or 10 feet and other than getting them flattened out on the “grassy” side, they’ve gone completely out of control.

    This very wet year has really made everything worse. Any progress I made has been undone by the wild and crazy growth rate. I’m just hoping to get what Owen calls “the meadow” and I call “that mess of weeds” cut down before the mosquitoes go totally out of control. I am so out of money, there’s no hiring someone, so we wait. But I’ve got GUTTERS and a gutter cleaning thingie, too. It arrived the other day and is in the basement.

Comments are closed.