Sunday, October 2, 2016
On Wednesday afternoon I drove north from UBCO to the ranch, where Brian had a load of plants on the bed of the Sterling.
After making a compost from some antique steer manure and sweepings from the forest floor, we spent Thursday and Friday planting pine, juniper, grasses and wintergreen, mostly on the ledge overlooking the garden. Thankfully the ranch rented an excavator. Much of the ledge is composed of rock and gravel.
A little sore from our work -- mostly in my hands, as a number of these plants were root-bound and required tearing. Yes, it's great to get discounted plants at the end of summer, but when you do, it doesn't hurt to check the bottoms first -- that way you'll know what you're getting into.