Saturday, March 8, 2008
The Traveling Digging Fork
I am reading several blogs that are showing off their garden hoes and calling it a "Hoe Down", but I don't own a hoe...imagine that! I do however own a digging fork that gets quite a work out, the proof is in the pictures. The fork has recently been traveling around between my garden and Michael's garden making photographic appearances. Who knows where it will go in the future!
In my lazy X garden the fork was busy digging out an old lavender that didn't quite make it through the winter and digging in some compost. I hate rototillers and find my digging fork does most anything a noisy old rototiller can do with just a little muscle from me!
In Michael's garden the fork had to do some digging out of some invasive perennials. He was testing out a few things for the nursery last year and several proved to be quite invasive. One for example was the beautiful lime green artemesia called 'Lime-Light'. It is still coming up even after the fork got to it. Some of the other tough to get rid of trials were Creeping Ranunculus (this is tough and can go FAR), and Ribbon Grass. I think the fork will be put to work several more times on some of these. Such a hardworking old friend really should have a name don't you think? We will be working on that!
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