Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Dirty Monday

Monday was a little cooler and a lot less humid. I went to the Newburgh Grill and got some soup and a patty melt for lunch. Then I went to Randazzo’s and bought a Knockout Rose to replace the one that died over the winter.

Thanks, Carl, for reminding me what it was called!

Sidebar: Randazzo’s is a little strange. It’s basically a fruit and veggie store, but also is a nursery. Things are weird in Westland…

So, when I got home, I had a lot of work to do. I needed to water the veggie garden, but didn’t want to drag out the hose (yet) in case they came to cut the lawn.

So, first I planted the rose. I put a sheet of Visqueen down and carefully took off the mulch. Then I dug a big hole and put the dirt on the plastic as well. I dumped two gallons of water in the hole and waited for it to go down. Then I stuck the rose in, refilled some of the dirt and put the mulch back on. I threw the rest of the dirt in the vacant lot next to me.

I could have sworn I still had some Miracle-Gro fertilizer specifically for roses. But, I searched both the garage and the shed and never found it. So, I just mixed up regular Miracle-Gro and dumped two gallons on each rose bush out front. Then I watered all the container gardens (front and back).

It was close to 8:00 p.m., so I dragged out the hose and the square sprinkler and watered the vegetable garden for an hour.

Back inside, I fried up some chicken tenders and added them to the last of Evy’s rice for a late dinner.

When I went outside to shut off the water and reel in the hose, I noticed how nice and cool it had become. So, back inside, I opened the bedroom window and went to sleep.