My point? I asked earlier about tulips and what to do with them now that they look as though they had been around the block and put away wet, and so I asked Momma Gardener. "Fold them over and tie them" she says. I was like, seriously? Thats it? She says, "That's it." Duh! Why didn't I think of that?! She said that this will force the plant to store its nutrients in the bulb and then I can dig them up and move them in the fall. Easy as that! My mother knows everything. And so I went outside with the thought "tulip killer tulip killer" running through my head, just like Julie Powell in "Julie and Julia"... "Lobster Killer, lobster killer, lobstaaaa killaaaa"
Now for another problem, one that can't be dealt with by Momma G or by lack of rain... My side yard smells like cat turds. That is because it is chock full of them. The neighborhood cats are the biggest friggin pains ever. Cute as they may be, I hate them! (and I say this as my adopted stray from this neighborhood is sleeping on me) I hate them!!!! So what does a resourceful girl with city blood and country background do? SPrinkle the ground with baking soda of course! (I am desperate here people). If it works in cat litter and in the fridge, why can't it work outside? If you have a better idea to keep these brats out of my dirt, then by all means, please please please share!!!
|backyard complete with composters|
|neighborhood litter box|