God knew what He was doing
when He sent a gentle breeze
and brought a lovely butterfly
to set my heart at ease.
The happiness of your friendship
and the gentleness of your words
have touched my life in special ways
and now I feel assured.
Thank you for your loyalty
and for reading everyday.
I only hope you find things
to make a happy day.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Take a group of between twelve and twenty daffodil leaves, depending on the thickness of each leaf, and comb them straight. Don't grab too many at a time or the group will not bend easily and may later break loose.
Remove two sturdy leaves.Fold the remaining leaves a third of the way down and then fold them another third. Your bundle should be 'hay-stacked' and a third as long as it was originally.
Wrap the two free leaves around the bundle and secure the ends.
Repeat with the remaining plants.
Years ago, when I was first gardening, my neighbor had a yard with the most beautiful border of daffodils. They were everywhere...giving her yard spring beauty. She was an old woman with bad knees. When I moved in, I noticed her, bending with straight legs and doing something I had never seen before. She was folding her daffodil foliage into neat braids. I thought to myself, "How funny to braid those leaves." She was very wise about gardening. I would go to plant something and she would say, "Are you sure you want to plant those today? My calendar says it isn't a good day to plant." I found out later that she followed the old farmer's almanac and she planted according to the moon. I was a busy woman and didn't have time to fool around with this, but later on at blooming time, her flowers were always better than mine.I learned so much living next to her. Well, back to the daffodils. I learned from her to not cut the foliage until it turned brown.I don't braid my foliage, but I do gather it together in bundles and leave it till it turns brown.I'll write more about her tomorrow....I have to to out and braid my foliage :) Balisha