Archive for the Gardening Category

I Hate Labor Day weekend

Posted in Gardening, Life, Neighbors, Zombie Apocalypse on September 4, 2011 by dougroberson

I just finished potting a bunch of rose cuttings and posted the picture on Facebook. I guess I’ll slap it on here, too. I swear, next year’s hobby is going to be something where I can get some money back after I make it. Maybe wind chimes. You can find those in tobacco barns and McMansions. Just no more summers of working my ass off with nothing to show at the start of the fall, okay, Doug?

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Back in the Saddle Again

Posted in Fatty, Gardening on March 26, 2011 by dougroberson

Cuttings from a pink hybrid tea rose, courtesy of Chuck and Debbie.

This morning, I planted a few cuttings from a pink hybrid tea rose that Chuck and Debbie brought over Thursday night. One of the best parts about growing roses from cuttings is that you’re sharing your garden with others and they’re sharing theirs with you. Two years from now, the work I’ve done since last Fall will really pay off and I hope to share cuttings from my garden with everyone I know.

After I finished the cuttings, I started installing a new radio in my Jeep. That’s right! I got it back yesterday with a strong tranny installed!

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The first of the crop is sprouting

Posted in Gardening, Zombie Apocalypse on March 6, 2011 by dougroberson

The first of my cuttings to break through the soil.

I just recently finished planting what I hope will become 150 rose bushes along the inside of my privacy fence in the back yard. I took cuttings from favorite bushes in my back yard, around the neighborhood, and from my office. I didn’t record which species I planted where because I wanted a surprise.

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Lucy, you hab some ‘splainin’ to do!

Posted in Fatty, Gardening, Life, Zombie Apocalypse on March 1, 2011 by dougroberson

I’ve been slack. I guess I hab some ‘splainin’ to do.

My last post was in August, a few days before my birthday. I didn’t have a good reason to skip posting, I just didn’t have anything to talk about at first. From August until October, things stayed pretty much the same. I was riding my bike every day, working every day, and feeling kind of down.

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“Love thy Neighbor; yet don’t pull down your Hedge” – Poor Richard’s Almanac

Posted in Gardening, Neighbors, Zombie Apocalypse on June 2, 2010 by dougroberson

It’s easy to tell who your real friends are. It is even easier to tell when you’re building a fence. For example… if you pull a 2×4 out of the back of your Jeep, throw it, and it ricochets off the ground, then bounces up and busts your buddy’s forehead open… and he STILL comes back the next day to help you finish your fence, that is a real friend.

This is the finished gate. Notice the crooked slats. We'll redo this weekend.

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The Magical, Magnificent Aboriginal Music Making Machine

Posted in Gardening, Neighbors, Zombie Apocalypse on May 3, 2010 by dougroberson

I’m feeling pretty sore tonight.

I was at Aaron’s house most of the weekend to assist with the sprinkler trench. This job is turning out to be a lot bigger than either of us thought it would be. Yesterday, we ran into problems with compacted soil and thick clay.

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