|It's flowering tree time! A favorite time in the gardens..|
Because this whole limbo thing? Well, it's making me batty.
|I'm doing this for you, trees! I'm putting in a sprinkler system.|
|Honeysuckles are celebrating.|
Not being able to play with my flowers, for 7 long days, has been killing me. I can't bear to go out there until this project is done.
|Cutie Pie English Daisies|
So, I bit that proverbial bullet. Hired a sprinkler installation crew who showed up a week ago, dug massive (heartless) trenches through my garden beds and then..... disappeared.
I twiddled my thumbs for 48 hours. Tried hard to remain calm. Gave up on that idea and began leaving angry telephone messages.
(This is soooo common in Park City, Utah. Landscapers double book themselves to make as much money as they possibly can during our too-short summers. And, clearly, I fell victim to this dilemma.)
|That was so yesterday dead Daffodils, orange Geum and purple Pincushion Flowers|
Got the address of the 'prioritized sprinkler project' and paid my guys a visit. Talked to them, through clenched teeth, and, Hey! Whaddyaknow! They showed up, bright and early this morning, with renewed interest in finishing the job.
Oh, yeah. The bitch is back. In all honesty? She never left...
* What do you think about sprinkler systems? Are they worth it? Here, in Utah, we receive nearly all of our annual moisture in the form of snow during winter. But, we didn't get any snow this year. I'm still on the fence as to the bennies of a sprinkler system, though it is set up so I can still be a water miser. I will say I'm pretty excited about having more free time to ride horses.