Billie has learned -- when life gives you lemons, make lemonade, which is what she did after I picked these today ... four lemons, sugar and water ... quite refreshing after six hours in the garden.
These lemons represent only about 1/3 that were on the tree, which is interesting because only about three or four weeks ago, Billie and I picked every lemon on the tree at that time, and it wasn't this many. I didn't expect to have more lemons until spring.
As promised, I planted three roses today and transplanted another. I'm a bit worried about the transplant because it didn't come out of the ground easily.
I did other miscellaneous yard tasks and then I drew a couple of maps of where my roses are planted and took inventory.
I now have 26 rose bushes. Five of those I planted. One I transplanted.
Here are the 11 I can identify:
NOTE: I input my list using HTML "unordered" list tag, but apparently, Buzznet doesn't like that bit of HTML code for some reason. Believe me ... there are 11 rose links there.
One of the roses has a tag on it that reads "Katharine Sip Morley 1990" (as near as I can make out). There is no rose I can find by that name, so my guess is this rose was a gift from that person to the previous owner of our house.
I think as the others flower this spring, I'll try to identify those with the help of the Rose Society.
Next weekend, no yard work because it's Super Bowl weekend and we're having my family over.