Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Lightning didn't strike twice


The last time we rented a sod cutter was in April of last year and we successfully got rid of the sod we removed by listing it on craigslist. Sadly, I don't think June (an unseasonably warm and dry one at that) is the time to try and get rid of old lawn. No one picked up our discard pile so I had to take it to Wood Waste Management after my dentist appointment yesterday. You'd think a dental cleaning and dealing with a truck full of sod would be a terrible way to spend your afternoon but I had fun (my teeth were super clean and my clothes were so dirty!). It was only $25 to drop it off to be composted, so I can't really complain.

I stopped by Fred Meyer and saw that all of their pots were 25% off. And then I saw a pot with a chip on it and asked the manager if she could come down in price. She agreed to knock off an additional 20% but then we couldn't get the pot dislodged from the larger pot it was sitting in so she said, "Just pick out a different pot and I'll honor the extra 20% off."


So I got this persimmon baby (it's larger than it looks) for $35. I threw some of the enormous stash of High Country Gardens freebies in here (Stachys coccineus 'Mountain Red') along with an agave pup and a Color Guard yucca. I realized that I have a pot addiction, one that's certainly more expensive than the one that comes with illegal transactions at music festivals. I also realized that need more agaves. A lot more. They look good everywhere!

18 comments:

  1. I have to say I have just started reading your blog...it seems like
    all the cool plant blogs are in portland (i am in socal)...and you are
    so hilarious. I laugh every time you post something...Thanks!

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  2. I am gardening for the first time in the Pacific Northwest. I recently found your blog and am enjoying it. You give me hope that I'll be able to do something good. I live in Hillsboro, OR. Keep writing your inspiring posts and I'll keep reading.

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  3. portlandtreetour.wordpress.comJune 12, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Hey -- which FM was that? I'm going to look for that chipped pot use your strategy. Just kidding. Good job!

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  4. It's the one on Lombard and Interstate--do it! ;)

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  5. You've got a deal--thanks for stopping by. :)

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  6. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  7. So glad I've got a fellow agave addict in the making. After all the gorgeous 'Blue Glow' agaves that we saw today I'm figuring it's only a matter of time before you've got one of those too...

    (I love the name "persimmon baby," you must use it all the time when referring to that pot)

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  8. Sorry the CL listing didn't get you a pickup, but delighted you were done and ready if it had. If we Portland bloggers have our way you'll have both a pot and an agave addiction. They kind of go together.

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  9. You've created a monster! Damn you, Portland bloggers!

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  10. I'm putting my fingers in my ears and resisting the Agave addiction, AHHH... I had an innocent-looking Agave-type plant I planted in San Diego, next thing I knew it was trying to take over my yard, piles and piles of twisted Agaveness.

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  11. The bad thing about buying pots is there always seems to be room for one more...and of course, then you have to find something to put in them...a vicious cycle ;-) I'm starting to think of buying some colorful (or not) pots and plunking them in the garden with random plants, that I can switch out with the seasons for fun...just to keep things interesting.

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  12. I have an unfortunate pot addiction too (Hehe), and Fred Meyer is often my Go-to place to feed it. I can hide the purchase from my husband since I also get most of my groceries there. That pot you got is a gorgeous color.

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  13. Resistance is futile.

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  14. I still say darn you Danger every time if buy a new agave that I don't need. I used to think that they were too pointy; now I'm kind of into the plant S&M scene. Still don't love having glochids from opuntias stuck in my hands though.

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  15. Opuntias are totally the last frontier for me. I'm terrified I'll hurt myself but I've really come to like them. Da
    Darn you, Danger!

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  16. I don't want to admit I do this too, but I do!

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