Another session with Dr. Hortfreud...
Carol, it’s good of you to return for another session.
Yes, Dr. Hortfreud, but I sort of had to because the lawn needed to be mowed.
Well, I’m not forcing these sessions, but now that I’m here, what’s on your mind?
Seeds? That’s kind of surprising. I thought you only focused on seeds in the spring?
Well, normally, I do just sow seeds in the spring but I got an email newsletter from Botanical Interests suggesting all kinds of seeds that would be good for sowing between now and late summer. It got me thinking about getting some of them now. In fact I’ve got my eye on a Nodding Onion, Allium cernuum.
Wait, I’m confused! I thought you were going to order all your bulbs this weekend including some bulbs for Allium?
Well, I can do both, can’t I?
I suppose you can. Are you going to sow more seeds in the vegetable garden?
Oh most definitely, I’ve got some empty space where I pulled out all the lettuce and I think I’ll plant some green beans there.
Green beans? You have a lot of beans in the garden right now. Did you see how many there are to pick? Carol, you need to pick those green beans.
I know, and I’m going to first thing in the morning, then I’m going to Soules Garden for their daylily open house.
Daylilies? GADS, Carol, I thought we were talking about seeds, or was it bulbs, or was it the vegetable garden? You switch topics faster than a night blooming cereus blooms!
Oh, I’m sorry, Dr. Hortfreud. It's just that there is so much going on in the garden right now. Gads, how could I focus on just one thing?
I didn’t say you had to focus on just one thing at a time, but I’m suggesting that maybe if you stayed on one topic for a longer period of time, you’d get more done.
Dr Hortfreud! How do you know what I’m getting done and not getting done?
Carol, I know you too well! I see the weeds in some of the flower beds and those big bags of mulch on the patio. Why don’t you use that mulch to keep down the weeds?
Weeds, Dr Horfreud? Now you’re the one changing topics! I don’t want to talk about weeds. I was talking about seeds, or was it bulbs, or was it… Well what does it matter? It’s all Gardening!
Okay, Carol, you are right about that. Gads, no need to get all up tight about it. In fact you seem a little stressed out right now. I prescribe a week off from work and some relaxing time in the garden, leaning on that new hoe I saw on your porch, enjoying all the blooms.
Blooms? Yes, thank you, Dr. Hortfreud, for reminding me. Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is coming around again on July 15th. I’ve got something really special planned for it, something very “Elizabeth Larwrence” like.
Well, I’d like to hear more about that and your new hoe, but our time is up for this session, unfortunately. I hope this time was helpful to you.
Gads, yes, this was helpful. I promise I’ll try to remember to relax this week and let you know how that’s working out, right after I pick green beans, order seeds, order bulbs, weed, spread mulch, plan out my special bloom day post and try out my new hoe! Oh, and watch all my green tomatoes ripen while thinking up rules for my annual tomato contest.
Carol, I think I may have to bill double for this session.