Monday, November 28, 2011

The Gambler in the Garden…

Just before the frost
Jack Frost has nipped on the noses of my garden plants…so I was thinking it would be the perfect time to cut back my hydrangeas…well…the leaves have fallen off…and the blooms are dead…it seemed like the thing to do…just as I was about to snip…I noticed all these little bud thingies…hmm…maybe I should wait…maybe I should Google…
So Google I did…and…as you probably already know…you’re such a smarty plants…you don’t prune hydrangeas in the fall…their blooms are already setting for the spring…if I had cut them back…it would have been a bloomless spring and summer…
Of course…Bertha related this to life…like she does with everything…actually she said Kenny Rogers said it best…you got to know when to hold ‘em…know when to fold ‘em…know when to walk away…and…know when to run…
(She’s always had a crush on him…ever since she saw him and Dolly in concert back in the 80’s…shhh…here she comes…don’t tell her I told you…)
So…while Fall is the perfect time to prune my roses…I’ll leave the hydrangeas alone…well…I did lop just the blooms off…short stems…no buds…but…that is allowable…
And maybe Bertha and Kenny are on to something…maybe life is all about knowing when to hold on and when to let go…whether it’s playing cards…pruning the garden…hanging out in a relationship...or a job…raising our children...or sharing an opinion…
Hmmm…something to think about…think I’ll contemplate in the garden for a change…I have a perfect thinking rock right next to a hydrangea bush…just for that purpose…
Jane

2 comments:

  1. If only we could google every decision to know when it is just the right time though :)

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  2. Edie...I love that! Sounds like the topic for another blog...hmmm...how will that go...

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