type of post right ? ... probably not so much that way in the drama department ... sorry.
I can only speak about what has happened to me and perhaps why ...
It may not affect you unless you also suffer from "like" circumstances as I do.
I'll jump right into the middle of things to keep it interesting ..
I just found out yesterday I have a rare bacteria causing a bit of an uproar with the most recent uti (urinary tract infection) I am suffering from.
Yup .. not so nice to talk about but hang on ... there is a connection to gardening.
There has only been one recorded case that my GP found .. it is an environmental bacteria ..
Meaning just that, from the environment aka ground etc ....
That may be simplifying it too much but the connection seals the deal.
A couple of weeks ago when I did my big revision of part of the sun strip I was bare foot in my Dollar Store wanna be Croc garden shoes ... dirt didn't strike me as an issue because I clean my feet well, even before I get to the shower.
BUT .... some how, some way, this "raoultella planticola" managed to get into my system.
My so called "system" is pretty beaten down from autoimmune conditions and Addison's Disease.
So that may also have been the party girl inviting this beast in for said party.
My point here ? ... I think a lot of my garden friends on here are Baby Boomers which is a nice club to be in .. I appreciate you all !
But .. I think a lot of us have health issues .. we don't connect a problem with them when we are in the garden because that is such a stress buster for us and we just literally dig in for the pleasure of it all.
I am now asking you all to consider wearing more protection and being just a little more careful for the sake of your health ... as much as you love your gardening (as I do too) take precautions and understand the possibility of picking up unwanted "guests" from the soil.
In other words Take Care of Yourselves !
I have now started a two week course of strong antibiotics and I am so hoping to kill this bug that has been making me so miserable.
I will be wearing my rubber boots, double gloving and wearing a dust mask to finish the Autumn chores ... plant those happy Spring bulbs and look forward to Spring coming.
I want you all to feel good too .. so please take care of yourselves !
Now for my last naughty purchases for the garden at this late date (not counting a few unusual bulbs for Spring to come as yet)
I found My Monet Sunset weigela
And ? ... a really gorgeous pagoda
A Dutch family brought them to Canada and talk about wow factor ... I fell hard but waited all this time to buy them myself finally ... I wonder why ? DUH !!! haha
Garden PA has been hard at work taking things apart for winter ... the pump came out of the water feature .. the battery operated fountain has been cleaned and taken apart ..
He has been a doll and bought soil and more mulch for me : )
Signs of Fall ... the Porcelain Berry vine is gorgeous and the birds are loving the "meal on a vine"
The walkway here looks "shaggy" and unkempt but will soon be whipped into shape !
It is time to dump pots so I wanted one last picture of these cuties
The last picture for this post is one of my favorites of late summer , early Fall ... I love the lighting because I don't often get late afternoon pictures and this was so pretty !