|Norma Boeckler's website is here.|
Our latest rain left 7 inches of rain, as measured by my wheelbarrow. We have one day off - today - followed by three days of rain. Since I have to deal with wet ground before and after, perhaps a delivery at 2 PM or later, I thought it would be best to delay the Greek class.
I studied how long bare root roses could be soaked before planting. Some gardeners on the Net tell of leaving them in water, below the cane level, for weeks - by accident. That would be OK, except for the prospect of facing an even muddier place to plant them.
If they are planted, three days are a blessing for settling the soil, energizing the soil creatures, and keeping the canes damp.
|We decided against storing the manger scene most of year,|
so we have left it next to the altar all year.
The rose is Fragrant Cloud.
Falling in Love roses are behind it.
|Pink Peace like to bloom all over the bush at once.|
Veterans' Honor has blooms that simply glow in the garden.
|Fragrant Cloud - from the side.|
Volume 1 of Luther's Sermons will be ready for the artwork today - Norma will work on the set.
Each volume will have a selection of Gems from Luther's Sermons. A final volume will compile the gems separately, probably a larger selection.