Mutt and Jeff ride again, or Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds

So, as we are walking across the parking lot today, Jeff tells me he has a little tidbit for you, dear readers.

He actually says, “Hey, here’s something I want you to write about…it’s OK to publish this little tip I am going to share, cuz I think its important and it is part of my new method of planting.”

OK. Got the steno pad, sir. Let’er rip!

Jeff says, he has decided that all containers, as well as every garden bed, should be topped with the blackest compost, soil, potting soil, whatever you can get your hands on. According to him: “It makes all the difference in the world in how your pots look.”

You heard it hear first.

You know how he could not rest his eyes on my patio containers because they weren’t filled to the proper level with soil????? Well, now it needs to be black or very very dark soil. Sheeeeeesh.

Yes, I asked what he was using to get the desired designer effect, the perfect finished look, and he told me he likes the Miracle Gro garden soil. Just a little to top off the container. When I asked him how he thought the Miracle Gro folks got that soil to look so unnaturally black he gave me the stink eye.

So now I am gonna get even. I am going to share another little tidbit. Jeff, the snazzy designer, has a new passion: Gene Autry songs from the 40’s and 50’s. I know, because I picked up the new CD for him yesterday. Gene Autry’s Western Collection.

You know there is retro, and then there is retro. The guy is NUTS.

I can’t stop humming Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds.