Getting Ready to Say Goodbye until Next Year
April 25, 2010
Years ago we use to get mulch by the truck load for $20. The people who sold it were obviously not making a profit, but trying to get rid of mulch which had been left many years ago from a saw mill operation that had been on the property they owned.
It was a blessing for us, because I don’t know how we could have afforded anything else at the time. (The last I checked a truck load of mulch like what we got back then is about $250 or more.)
We were regular “customers” and became good friends over the years. They worked as a husband and wife team, so we always got to see them both when we got a delivery.
About 15 years ago Claire brought me a clump of old fashioned yellow primrose. I separated the clump and anxiously waited for the next year. They are one of the first things to bloom in the spring and are so cheery and beautiful.
At least 9 of the 12 years we’ve been at this location, I have separated a clump or so after bloom and put them in various locations that don’t have them.
This cold spell we’ve had prolonged their spring stay, but as soon as temperatures start up they will diminish and fade until next year.
These plants remain among my favorites and I am always reminded of our friends when they bloom.
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