It’s GOOPs day – the day I share one of my Gardening OOPs (GOOPs for short). This months GOOPs is not an April Fool’s tale … but I do admit to feeling rather foolish whenever I commit this garden rearranging faux pas.
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only gardener who has senior moments, but I’ve made this GOOP more than once. During fall I often transplant perennials to spots that need filling. Unfortunately, I often find spring bulbs living in the very spot I planned to fill. I some cases I get lucky and don’t damage the bulbs, but over the years I’ve lost a fair share of bulbs to inadvertent slices of a shovel. Every year I vow to remember where each clump of bulbs is … then I get busy and, by fall, I forget. I also have a habit of moving spring bulbs around by the clump after they have finished blooming. Again, I often forget I’ve done so.
I sound like a real scatter-brain, but I’m really just overly busy and often have too many fires going.
This year I’m using my digital camera to document where each and every bulb is planted – and I’m doing so while they are in bloom. Barring the help of the underground mammals that like to rearrange my crocus bulbs, I should have a good accounting of where clumps of bulbs reside and will be able to avoid surprises during fall transplant projects … at least as long as I take the time to properly label all my photos as I download them into their bulb location file on my computer.
So now it’s your turn to fess up. What GOOPs are you willing to confess? Do share – just one please, you can GOOP again the first of next month – in a comment below or in a GOOPs Day post on your own blog, leaving a teaser and a link in a comment here.
Happy GOOPs Day – even April Fools welcome here!
Oh … and the narcissi in the photo to the right – just the start of many beautiful flower displays to come. YEAH SPRING!