Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.
At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.
My words are:
Spring ~ flowers ~ dirt ~ wash ~ work
They were submitted by: http://www.southernbellecharm.
I tried to make these words work into a Talking Turkey post, but they just wouldn't work when compared to the last segment. So, I'll talk about my plans for the flower beds this spring.
When we moved here a few years ago, it was a new construction home with just some bushes along the front of the house (which we ended up putting in, but that's a whole other
nightmare story). Over time, I added flower beds and such to the landscaping. We also had added a couple of more bushes and had to pull out a couple (they ended up taller than the front of the house no matter how many times we trimmed them back).
However, when I started college in 2011, I found that my gardening time was lacking. I was either studying, homeschooling the kids, doing house work, or a host of other things that needed doing around here. My flower beds got badly neglected and I just don't have the ambition to weed them out, just to do all that work again week after week.
Last summer, I snagged an orange day lily (I mean, BRIGHT orange) from my mother-in-law when she moved. And instead of putting it into the ground with the rest of my day lilies (that are currently being choked off by weeds), I put it into a small wash tub that Bob drilled holes into the bottom of for me. It was an experiment, of sorts. I wanted to see if the lilies got proper drainage with just a few holes in the bottom of the tub, and I wanted to see if the bulbs would survive the winter on my porch with only some dirt to protect them from the cold. I'm happy to report that, not only did they survive the winter, they have multiplied and are coming on even stronger this spring. As soon as I have some blooms, I'll be sure to share pics since the orange on these flowers is so bright and interesting!
So, instead of weeding out flower beds, I'll be finding more containers and pots to put my lilies into and fully cleaning out that flower bed so we can just mow that side of the house and not have to deal with weeding it out all the time. Maybe I'm just getting lazy, but it makes my whole body hurt when I tackle those flower beds.
Not very interesting, I know, lol! Maybe I'll have some inspiration and imagination for next month's Use Your Words post!
Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts; be sure to check them out!
com Baking In A Tornado
blogspot.com/ Spatulas on Parade
blogspot.com The Bergham’s Life Chronicles
com Southern Belle Charm
blogspot.ch Confessions of a part-time working mom
com Someone Else’s Genius
blogspot.com/ Stacy Sews and Schools
com/ Sparkly Poetic Weirdo
blogspot.com Searching for Sanity
com Juicebox Confession
com Battered Hope