Wednesday, November 18, 2009
THURSDAY IN THE GARDEN WITH DANTE
So, it's Thursday again, and although Dante is in charge of fertilization, for the most part, he has a few other duties around the yard as well. Our neighbours have also hired him as a consultant, because Dante can test their soil and gauge exactly what is needed for their plants to weather the winter to come.
Here is Dante sniffing their bushes. He can tell by their scent how healthy they are. He seems to approve of these ones.
Here, Dante is checking out a hole that he has found in their foundation where vermin are known to hide. I'm sure he'll make recommendations in his report about this. Likely some repairs are warranted.
Next, Dante is smelling the almond bush. In the spring it is very pretty with pink flowers. He thinks this will need some more fertilization before the snow comes, but he will only offer his recommendations, not his fertilizing services. Only we have the distinct honour of benefitting from his own personal brand of fertilizer.
Dante thinks this particular bush has been cut back way too much, and may not survive. However, once he writes up his report along with his suggestions, it will have a better chance -- as long as the neighbours heed his wisdom.
Hey, maybe as well as being a Society of Feline Gardeners, they can be a group of consultants, too! After all, they have a common concern about the health of the environment.
Until next time, this is the Secretary of Fertilization signing off.