Sunday, April 22, 2012
This morning the rain was very gentle and I was happy about that since my seedlings needed water. The rain stayed light until after dark and now it is blowing a gale. I can only hope that the prevailing wind is from the north and the fence will provide some shelter for the plants.
We shall see no good to fret about it now. I know where I bought them had plenty on hand I might just have to replant. It will not be the first time.
This rain will be so helpful for the fires alert. We are in a red alert because the trees and grasses are so very dry. This deluge should remove that threat for sure.
Today I had a nice respite from the yard work but my hands are still too stiff to do any gripping. I guess gripping the saw so tight in my hands for the last three days has definitely done a number on them. It will take time to heal but I am still very happy to be this far.
I have always wanted a purple Clematis and I am toying with the idea of cutting the top off the Norway Maple. It is too close to the blue Spruce and consequently there is damage where the two trees are competing for light. We do not see that area from the house but I see it when I am working in the yard.
I have noticed the Norway Maple has a beautiful trunk. It is very straight and no branches have grown out from itís trunk till about 12 feet from the ground. It is absolutely straight. Last year it was infected in its leaves, that was a very extensive kind of blight. The leaves had burgundy blotches on the entire foliage, there was an article in the newspaper that said the blight may not be around this year.
I want to remove the treetop completely and there will be just the trunk standing and looking like a totem pole. I like the idea of using that trunk for the Clematis to climb up the tree. When I go to the greenhouse I will look for a fabric trellis work that I can attach to the trunk at the top. I will have to discuss my options. I do know the tree will not be cut down because I have gone too far to have the roots removed. I feel sure I can leave that trunk right there and utilize itís symmetrical lines to my advantage.
That is my tomorrows pursuit.
Tonight I was able to walk with Leslie SansoneĎs, 4 mile power walk DVD. I did find it harder since I am a little stiff, I am sure the exercise will help me get back to where I was a week ago. Soon the rail trail will be available for my walk once again.
Thank you Pat in Maine.