Wednesday, April 05, 2006
That's me, I'm your handy man
I need to stake a tree. It's a pretty little redbud that I planted (well, had planted) a few years back. Last year it was damaged in an ice storm and now it's a little bent. I heard that you should stake it in the spring when the sap is running and it'll be more pliable. So I'm in the hardware store just now and the staking kits are out of stock. The cute lawn and garden girl, who I'm assuming grew up on a farm based on her biceps and her lat spread, suggested that I just take a length of some old garden hose, wrap it around a sturdy branch, thread some wire through that, and then use an old 2x4 that I have lying around as a stake. Frankly, it was like she was speaking in a foreign tongue. Cracked me up. They're calling me when the kits come in.