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.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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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.