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April 21st, 2016


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10:06 am - Clearing and Planting, Post #24
Allergies, work, barking dog, blah blah.

So yesterday was also a day of madness at ye olde homestead, as my tree guy D called Tuesday evening and said, "Hey, I know I said a week and a half til we were free, but actually I'm open tomorrow. Can we come mid-morning?" I said Sure, thinking that my meeting with the landscape designer D would be done before Tree People arrived.

Ha ha. The tree-work crew arrived at 8:30; lead Tree Guy D arrived at 8:55; landscape designer D arrived at 9 as scheduled. What was kind of delightful, though, is that landscape designer D (who specializes in native and environmentally friendly plantings) smiled in approval when he saw who was working. "These are the best guys in town, they're the guys I recommend," and then D and D went into a short bro-conversation about beer and composting. (Not together.)

Bless.

Landscape designer D has come up with something really great (more than I expected for the budget) and literally cheered when I told him I liked succulents in the garden. You had to be there, I guess. Meanwhile, Tree Guy D not only artfully and scientifically made my cherry laurel safer for hurricane seaon, he also trimmed a neighbor's oak branch that was touching my house and then took his helper and went into the back to clear like a freakin' whirlwind.

Only problem is now that there's open space to fill in the back. I might have to find a few hundred dollars for Landscape D to work magic back there, too.

I guess if you clear, you must plant too.

May your day be full of the best clearings and plantings!

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From:janus_74
Date:April 21st, 2016 02:50 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad it's all coming together. I had to look up what succulents and a cherry laurel looked like :) I've asked my mom to do my flower bed, so there might be hope that I have something pretty-ish in my yard.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 22nd, 2016 11:59 am (UTC)
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Oh YAY for your mom doing your flower bed! That's the way to outsource. :)

Cheers for your Friday, too!
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From:anne_d
Date:April 21st, 2016 06:19 pm (UTC)
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"I guess if you clear, you must plant too."

Words of wisdom indeed.

Which I wasn't able to quote, but never mind. Happy plantings, and Happy National Tea Day!


Edited at 2016-04-21 06:21 pm (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:April 22nd, 2016 12:00 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, A! [hugs]

And I'm keeping my celebration of Tea going today. Contemplating what pot of iced tea to make!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:April 21st, 2016 07:18 pm (UTC)
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Hooray for clearing and planting...it all sounds delightful (though of course, more expense as always...)
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From:laurawise
Date:April 22nd, 2016 12:01 pm (UTC)
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So much more expense. So much more.

Hope that your garage is done and gorgeous, A! Many hugs!
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From:ljrags
Date:April 21st, 2016 09:43 pm (UTC)
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I wish I had witnessed that scene. I love, love, love watching people who do their jobs well. Happy Tea Day!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 22nd, 2016 12:01 pm (UTC)
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These guys are so great. I appreciate them and their gifts very much.

Cheers and hugs for your Friday!
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From:paratti
Date:April 21st, 2016 09:45 pm (UTC)
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(((Hugs)))
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From:laurawise
Date:April 22nd, 2016 12:02 pm (UTC)
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Hugs hugs, L! Happy Friday.
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From:gwynnega
Date:April 21st, 2016 10:15 pm (UTC)
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Yay clearing and planting!

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:April 22nd, 2016 12:03 pm (UTC)
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It's always best if OTHER people do both for me, too! :)

Cheers and hugs!
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From:stateless82
Date:April 23rd, 2016 01:27 am (UTC)
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What kind of succulents are you looking at? I'm not so much of a succulent person- some of them kind of creep me out, but there are others that are gorgeous. And less allergy provoking, I would guess.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 23rd, 2016 01:45 pm (UTC)
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Well, you know me and desert plants. :) Anyway, I'm hoping for an agave or two.

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