May 24, 2015. Last Spring, I overhauled my extensive bed of crinum lilies. The project involved digging up enormous bulbs, then digging the entire area down six inches, then refilling with decomposed granite. A team of three strong men accomplished that in two days — and left me to the creative placement of planter holes, replanting about one fourth of the bulbs, and finding homes for the remainder. A labor of love, and hope for thriving of all transplants (spread to just about everyone I knew and a dozen or so responders to FreeCycle).
Image #1 was taken today — this year’s first blooms. Thrill to see them! They’ll be pinking up the front yard until our first freeze.
Image #2 — my “blank slate” — goes with the poem, written when the work crew drove off and I dug in.