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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Spunky


I love the spunkiness of these Creeping Phlox (Phlox Subulata) and all the native perennials which push up each spring. The Phlox are nearly past, but they have an amazing capacity to, well, creep. Several years ago I hastily transplanted some phlox from an area out beside our stone wall to a sandy spot in full sun in front of our barn. By hastily, I mean I used a bulb planter to twist and dig a clump at a time for transplantation. Those few clumps soon knitted together with the other phlox to form quite a carpet. I first used this down and dirty technique to relocate a slew of Lily of the Valley pips from the west side of the house to the busier eastern side, next to the driveway. It worked fine and I’ve employed it ever since. Perennials: spunky and tough enough to survive my gardening - thank heavens!

7 comments:

Roo said...

Spunk - I had to look twice, then realised that you use the word in a totally different way than we do.... I won't elucidate ;o)

Roo said...

and I missed of the "y" so it makes my comment even worse than I intended, and yet I might be the only person understanding me... it's been a long day... ho hum

dancingmorganmouse said...

I too had a double look ;)

Pink Granite said...

Hi Roo & Morgan -
Well, count each day lost if we learn nothing.
Today was not a lost day!

Thank goodness for British-American slang translators as I learned something new.
I also checked out Dictionary.com in which "spunky" appears to be perfectly fine, while definition 3 for spunk suddenly gets into "Vulgar Slang".

I'm just grateful that I didn't say it (sans "Y") out loud in a pub in the U.K.
Thanks!
Have a good weekend...
;o)
- Lee

dancingmorganmouse said...

I can't imagine you saying anysuch thing, crowded pub or no :)

Roo said...

:o) Peter has just asked what I am laughing at.....

Lee, do you realise you always have the nicest word verification tags... this one is "mingos".. sounds like the name of a minty sweet

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
Thank you - I hope you're right!
;o)
- Lee

Hi Roo -
Must have been an interesting explanation!

I have no control over the word verification but I'm glad you like them! Some blogs have a zillion letters all squished together which make my eyes hurt!

Mingos - sounds like a cross between Mint Dreams and Mentos!
;o)
- Lee