STATUS QUOtes — 20200228

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“Only some people get what they want. Those are the people who show up to get it.” — Dianne Houston

“Most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally evil, but by people being fundamentally people.” — Terry Pratchett

“There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts; as land which lies fallow recovers itself for tillage.” — J. W. Alexander

“I quit my job at the helium gas factory – I didn’t like being spoken to in that voice.” — Stewart Francis

 

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Harvesting the Web – 20200227

There are some amazing gardening resources to be found on the Internet and most of them are free. Of course viewers have to put up with some “nag” screens and pop-ups, but that is a small price to pay for valuable information. At least that’s my opinion. I decided to write about some of my findings for those who may also be interested in these gardening articles.

I have been gardening and growing plants for more than fifty years and I am currently a Master Gardener in Maricopa County, AZ (Phoenix area. I hope you find something useful among these harvested tidbits.

What to Do With Dried Potting Soil?

Author Katie Jensen, graduate of Arizona State University, points to some interesting hints for those who find that their potting soil is depleted of nutrients or so dry that it cannot absorb the necessary water when potting new plants.

As Master Gardeners, we are well aware of the problem of using peat moss in a potting mix and then having it become hydrophobic when dry. Jensen offers several good pointers at the link above.

NOTE – What has worked for me in the past, if one needs a speedier answer to hydrating soil, is to use very warm water. The warmer the water, the better. Do not use boiling hot water as it may hurt beneficial microorganisms and elements.

When dealing with soil that has the potential of being depleted of nutrients after long-use, I create a new mixture of two-thirds new potting soil and one-third old soil. I then increase the recommended amount of fertilizer by one third (+/-). In the desert, additional applications may be necessary because of increased watering.

Naturally, these procedures have worked in my N. Phoenix area, but your mileage may vary.

More garden-related articles from Hunker:

Garden Basics
Garden and Lawn


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Seven top tips for sustainable living in urban gardens

James and Dick Strawbridge from across the pond, so-to-speak, offer up some hints about urban gardens that focus on the goal of zero-waste. While zero may not be practical, many gardeners can work toward the goal of more sustainable gardening.

One suggestion in the article that some may not have considered before is eating “peelings.” Why not? Restaurants often serve potato skins as an appetizer and that includes the peels. The Strawbridges suggest other peelings that might be just as tasty with a bit of imagination in their preparation.

Another tip that is worthy of some consideration is “creating a wormery.” Worm castings have been demonstrated to be excellent fertilizer. The process in our desert is a bit different than elsewhere, but a visit to the Arizona Worm Farm * will get you started.

Read more about sustainable gardening at the link above.

*Here is the link for the Arizona Worm Farm

Arizona Worm Farm YouTube Videos

The Worm Farm offers very interesting tours of their operation and has vermiculture workshops. For fees and hours visit their website. Even our non-gardening guests have found the AZ Worm Farm an interesting place to visit.




Hardenbergia violacea is sometimes called the Lilac Vine. In the Sonoran Desert, it blooms at the end of January or the beginning of February. It produces fountains of purple flowers against dark green, leathery leaves.

 

That’s all for now, happy gardening!


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STATUS QUOtes — 20200227

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“To the conspiratorial mind, ‘stuff’ never just happens.[ed]” — Brené Brown

“And it’s much the same thing with knowledge, for whenever you learn something new, the whole world becomes that much richer.” — Norton Juster

“I’ve been cheered by thousands, booed by thousands, but nothing feels as bad as the booing inside your own head during those ten minutes before you fall asleep.” — Andre Agassi

“It’s amazing. The moment you show cash, everyone knows your language. — Aravind Adiga

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20200226

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“The gift within the gift of any given moment is opportunity.” — Br. David Steindl-Rast

“We can’t control the level of talent we’ve been given. We have no control over the nature of our gift. What we can control is our self-motivation, our self-discipline, our self-validation, and our self-reinforcement. We can control how hard and how smart we work.” — Steven Pressfield

“The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I’m against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.” — Robert Frost

“If you feel the need to marry a doctor, I suggest a dermatologist. Good hours, free Retin-A. — Rita Rudner

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20200225

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“A quarrel is like buttermilk, the more you stir it, the more sour it grows.” — Bolivian Proverb

“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter and to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.” — Leo Rosten

“For though we often need to be restored to the small, concrete, limited, and certain, we as often need to be reminded of the large, vague, unlimited, unknown.” — A. R. Ammons

“Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.” — Doug Larson

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20200224

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“I am easily satisfied with the very best.” — Winston Churchill

“There is the mud, and there is the lotus that grows out of the mud. We need the mud in order to make the lotus.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

“You don’t get explanations in real life. You just get moments that are absolutely, utterly, inexplicably odd.” — Neil Gaiman

“Coca-Cola is the only business in the world where no matter which country or town or village you are in, if someone asks what do you do, and you say you work for Coca-Cola, you never have to answer the question, ‘What is that?'” — Muhtar Kent

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20200223

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“The best listeners listen between the lines.” — Nina Malkin

“I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be, but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.” — Douglas Pagels

“When men are pure, laws are unnecessary; when men are corrupt, laws are broken [ed].” — Benjamin Disraeli

“A private railroad car is not an acquired taste. One takes to it immediately.” — Eleanor R. Belmont

 

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Humor – Cartoons by Will McPhail

Will McPhail is quite a talented cartoonist, but what separates him from others is his ability to touch a responsive chord or common thread if you will. I think you will find that his cartoons will resonate with you and others in your circle!

They Love Me

Finishing the sentence or interrupting?

Read more about Will McPhail and see more of his cartoons at the Bored Panda.

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20200222

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.” — Napoleon Hill

“The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you.” — Frederick Buechner

“It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved.” — W. Somerset Maugham

“Working at the Job Center has to be a tense job… knowing that if you get fired, you still have to come in the next day.” — Adam Rowe

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20200221

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.” — Aesop

“Objects close to the eye shut out much larger objects on the horizon; and splendors born only of the earth eclipse the stars. So it is with people who sometimes cover up the entire disc of eternity with a dollar, and so quench transcendent glories with a little shining dust.” — Edwin Hubbell Chapin

“Re-create yourselves: and let this be your best creation.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

“Middle age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, ‘Why not?’ and the other, ‘Why bother?'” — Sydney J. Harris

 

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