Monday, December 28, 2009

Planting Wintergreen...

What would you do if you had sweet, lively, energetic, helpful nephews staying with you? Put them to work? Of course! My Gaultheria procumbens ‘Red Baron,’ a.k.a. Creeping Wintergreen, needed to be potted up so I thought, hey, why not. Here are my eager helpers, ready to get under way. Well, except the snow needed to be trampled in first.

We finally got the pot ready (long story, not worth repeating) and found the freezing potting soil.

The shovel was used because both of them considered it undignified to get their hands dirty. Hhmmm. Maybe they need to come visit their Aunt Ruth and work in the garden more often. I admit I was merciful this time because the soil was very damp and the weather was chilly and windy. But, now, if it was summer…

A job finished and 2 exceedingly cold nephews, submitting to yet one more picture before retiring to the house to thaw out. Thanks for all your help, guys!

Have a beautiful day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those nephews of yours are adorable!