Fed My Roses

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Put alfalfa pellets around my 3 roses today. I can’t even remember when I bought the alfalfa. Pee-yoo!

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before.

~Mitchell Burgess in Northern Exposure

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Karen's Garden Tips May 12, 2009, 4:26 am

I make a tea with the alfalfa pellets that stinks for a couple of hours after I apply it but no longer.

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Karen April 17, 2009, 8:15 pm

I did the same thing! Alfalfa had been left outside over the winter and was all clumpy. Looked like road apples! 🙂

Kathy Purdy April 18, 2009, 1:13 pm

This had been in a closed bin for several years and smelled like urine.