The Deed Is Done

Rimmer de Vries
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:24:34 PDT
Will you share with the BX when dormant?


On Apr 25, 2013, at 6:15 PM, Judy Glattstein <> wrote:

> So I drove back across the river today and dug about 3 clumps. Either 
> someone is picking the flowers or some critter is eating the flowers 
> because there were fewer in bloom. My timing was good as the ground 
> cover of poison ivy is sending forth its deep red leaves . . . . .
> I walked around a bit. This must have been a wonderful property at one 
> time, and as real estate agents love to say "it has potential." The 
> Delaware River is visible from two different sides of the house as the 
> water curves around a bit. There is a debilitated brick / concrete 
> walled garden in back, brick pillars, curved top. Concrete spalling and 
> falling off. More poison ivy, more Scilla, more daffodils, one scrawny 
> hyacinth with a deeper pink stripe on pink petals. Didn't see anything 
> else of note - no bearded iris, no peonies, etc.
> The plywood nailed over windows and doors is weathered to silver gray. I 
> noticed that one window has the bottom right corner of the plywood 
> gnawed off - squirrels? raccoons? have a veritable palace to inhabit.
> Separated the bulbs, even salvaging a couple of single leaf seedlings - 
> if I dug it, I feel honor bound to give it a chance. Good thing I 
> restrained myself because as it was there were numerous bulbs. Will give 
> them a day to settle into their numerous pots and then begin dilute 
> liquid feed to plump them up.
> "Salvage" is a good word, don't you think? If the police had come by 
> that's what I was going to say.
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