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‘My 365’ July 10, 2010

July 11, 2010
July 10, 2010

July 10, 2010 --planting a dream

July 10, 2010. 3:44 p.m. PST. ISO 100. Shutter 1/160. Aperture f/6.3. No flash, overcast skies.

Today was definitely a scattered day. No rhyme or reason to any of the completely unrelated events. Success at the gym in the morning, a visit to Target, a quick shower and meal, and an evening out for which there are no words….

Although my successful workout at the gym was a wonderful start to the day, the highlight had to be this. A dream one year in the execution … planting Night Blooming Jasmine for the roofdeck and front porch. Four plants to pot, and of course, the cheapest pots in the world… large plastic kitty litter containers! Truly interesting was me using a variety of tools to poke holes in the bottoms of the makeshift planters for drainage. After trying combinations of hammer/nails/screws… I finally came upon a solution that worked. Screwing a philips screwdriver itself (no screw!) in to the bottom of the bucket. Magic, I say!

It’s amazing the amount of potting soil you need for each plant. I was only able to complete replanting one today, and the other three will be transferred over to their big kitty litter pots tomorrow.

Night Blooming Jasmine. The heady scent of the evenings, walking home from dinner or a moonlit stroll on the beach. Night Blooming Jasmine. The intoxicating scent of early morning runs… a blessing for the soul.

There are currently no flowers on my tiny plants, but soon I expect to be surrounded in the fragrance of joy. xo

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5 comments

  1. It’s good to see you enjoying working with the soil and bringing life. Incidentally, N.B. Jasmine is very special to me.


  2. You’re such a pretty lady! And you look very happy lately! New plants always made me smile too (current apartment has no place to keep them with decent light!)


    • Dave, you are so sweet! Thank you! I do love the plants… I can’t wait until they bloom!


  3. Love it! Never would of thought of using kitty litter containers.


  4. there’s no color in the flowers, but its lovely to see your smile blossom.



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