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Tuesday, February 8, 2011


February 8, 2011
Spring can only be 4-6 weeks away when we give the girls the spa treatment. 

A few of the girls, behind the lavender and fruit trees, before pruning on February 7th

First they get a hair cut, like going from braids to a pixie cut! 

Next we take care of their feet by bathing them in chicken poo, sea kelp, banana peels and other organic fertilizers.  To strengthen their legs Epsom salts are added.  Finally their cocktail receives a dash of sugar - to attract bugs, the healthy microbiotic type.

We dug a few to make room for new.  Moondance, Queen Mary II, Tamora, Abbaye de Cluny and others are now potted and ready for you to plant.  They should go in the ground asap.  Let me know if you want to give them a home in the next few days.

And Here is this years Freshman Class of Roses.  All members of the David Austin family.  They can't wait to get into the new beds we built for them.

But now it's on to the citrus.  For a Valentine treat they receive a long deep drink of water with a chaser of organic citrus food and another long deep drink.

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