It is amazing to me that in the midst of this HOT.... HOT
summer there was any color to be found even in these
fabulous gardens. But, it was there. In a big way.
I know because Mikey works there that there is constant
watering in the garden. Some days I ask him what he did
that day and his only answer is "I watered".
The team he is working with this Summer planted a whole
bunch of shrubs and trees at the entrance gate.
If you have ever planted one tree you know how much
water is required to get it established. Imagine
fifty or more new large plants!
There have been many days the
Mom part of me wants
to hold Mikey back and just tell him
it is too hot to work outside all day.
I mean the heat advisories
tell us not to be outside
unless it is absolutely necessary....
but that would never fly!
If you know Mikey you are laughing right now.
He is very focused and determined!
He loves his job.
It helps to know that the staff is very conscious
of health and safety.
There is a real awareness of the dangers
the heat can bring to bear.
We got great news just over a week ago.
Mikey was chosen to interview for the Professional
Gardener's Program. Now, this is not a guarantee
that he will be chosen for the program. I believe
they will only choose eight. However, it is yet
one more step in the goal he has set before himself.
Others that we are aware of have interviewed and not
been chosen. So reality still faces us that this is
a huge honor and the outcome far from certain.
Well, I have laundry to get to.
We had a house guest over the
weekend and I just enjoyed
spending time with her and did
very little work.
So....with more company coming this
weekend, I had better get some
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