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  •  OK, first of all ... (3+ / 0-)

    ... your fingernails are gorgeous!  Based on your hands, you'd never know you were a gardener/landscape/hardscape kind of girl!

    Second, thank's so much for this photograph!  Actually, i don't have all my divisions planted yet (many are still under wet paper bags), and based on your photographs, i'm revisiting how "stingy" i've been by mostly planting one little fan here and there (or a triangle of three).  You've got what looks like a dozen or more planted in fairly close proximity to one another, and it looks wonderful ... i may have to double back on the places i thought i had covered and add a few more plugs.  Or maybe i'll just let them spread on their own.  ~shrug~  Fiddle-de-dee.  I'll worry about it tomorrow.  :)

    See the gargoyle?  It wants to snatch that delicious tomato!

    •  Lol (3+ / 0-)

      Considering I took this yesterday after work, I guess I didn't have time to funk up the nails! ;-)

      I don't do anything to keep them in any way... Just wear gloves. I've gone through two pairs of gloves this year already. I like the combo cloth and lightweight suede at the fingers and palms.  They're good for weeding.

      Don't forget, those in that spot had been ripped up by the leaves, so whatever roots remained is what re-emerged. They are looking beautiful this year in full bloom. :-)

      All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

      by kishik on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 01:22:37 AM PDT

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      •  I really need to invest in a good pair of gloves (3+ / 0-)

        Do you remember the Seinfeld episode about "man hands"?  I think i'm approaching man hands, they're so ripped up and calloused from yard work.  I need to remedy that (especially since smooth nail length on my right hand in particular is so important for ukulele playing).

        I think i'm going to experiment with partial shade on the next batch of plugs i plant.  Given the price (free), i'm figuring i can experiment a little ... :)

        •  Partial shade will be fine.... (3+ / 0-)

          But full sun will give you better flowering.

          At least full on morning sun.

          I've been much better at remembering gloves, especially since last year I was doing so much stonework! That will really eat up your hands.

          I have leather (suede) gloves for heavy duty thorny work, but these are awkward for weeding and planting.

          Now my feet... That's a different story! Lol. I always have to scrub them because I wear flip flops in the garden... Then i'll trail through mud and much and puddles...

          I hate wearing shoes in the garden coz i get too hot in them! So I wear flip flops!  And since I don't have to deal with scorpions, red ants, black widow spiders or poisonous snakes like jayden, i can get away with the flip flops. :-)

          All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

          by kishik on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 09:11:58 AM PDT

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