Saturday, March 24, 2007


Mountain Laurel

After taking my mom and sister halfway to Pennsylvania last Thanksgiving, they brought back a mountain laurel for me. As you may have read here previously, I have the thumb of death as far as plants are concerned. I didn't have much hope that the mountain laurel would survive, accordingly. I planted it one oddly warm November Saturday and covered it with hay and a burlap sack to protect it against the cold weather. Thursday, I got the ok to unpack the mountain laurel, and I was very happy to see that it had not only survived the winter but had grown and was green. :) I'd really like to improve on our landscaping in the front yard this spring - honestly, it can't get much worse than what it was last year!