June 2, 2005
One advantage celebrity has in the world of horticulture is tree buying. Most of the nurseries will deliver and plant--in their world they use the term sink--a tree on spec for one to evaluate. It is not unlike fine rug buying. This is the third ginko I've tried over the wading pool but I think this one may work. I was hoping the fallen leaves would have a medicinal effect in the pool water but my tree surgeon claims that the drug comes not from the leaf but from the root. Anyway, I will have Monolo take some samples. If the project goes anything like the lemon tree fiasco of a year back, Manolo will be selling the ginko juice from behind a small crate on the highway and then running the operation from jail for the few hours I left him there to stew in it. Another vacuum salesman is here so I must make room for his soil samples. Notice a theme, Diary?