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Repotting and New Yamamoto Dendrobiums. 4.13.18
Have I been had?
Robustitude sounds legit and given enough time and usage it may become Oxford word.
"robustitude" is a real word now! It says what needs to be said and is easily translated into English.
Thomas - it's not a real word.
Thomas, what kind of arch supports and ankle braces do you wear? How can you possibly mow grass when your foot and ankle hurt so badly? I realize you said you didn't have what I have, but, are you not taking risks of having Plantar Fasciitis?
I wear New Balance shoes with an insert, as instructed by my podiatrist. They give me excellent support.
Yes, I wear orthopedic shoes and orthotic inserts prescribed by my podiatrist, and even with all that support, my foot made a popping sound, and I felt something, but it was not painful. The next morning, it was excruciating. I exercise it daily, as instructed. It gets less painful every day, and now the doctor told me to start putting full weight on it and start walking.
I keep the wheel chair handy and take a few steps down the hallway with my cane in hand. IT HURTS! And it is getting better.
I understand athletes get this because of the stress they put on their bodies. I don't know how they can go back to their sports so soon. It must hurt them as badly as it hurts me.
Bertold: What does "robustitude" mean? I tried online but got the Urban Dictionary definition and I know it ain't it.
Hollyhocks can grow to 9 feet tall !?
Randall: I mow once a month and spread out in days like every third day. On a hot day I'll wait until after 6 pm when it cools down. Because of mowing so much grass the blades are sharpened twice a month and the wheels are adjusted to high. This way the most clovers are left uncut and the grass continues green. It take abt hour and half to complete one portion of the yard and there are about 7 portions to cut. I leave the field next to the stream alone for the wild animals.
I wear arch supports and ankle braces often. I understand Joan's ankle and foot pain. Joans foot is much more deliberating disease than mine. So I go slow when mowing the grass. My wife insist on buying a riding lawn mower but I am holding out. I fear to getting lazy and if I stop walking the disease will progress faster.
Hollyhocks remind me of my mother. She grew them in St. Anthony Idaho when I was young, but didn't grow them when we moved to Pocatello. I guess she loved Iris' more. She had a huge number in the back yard. In the front yard, she had more of them along with pansies, and by the front porch, bleeding hearts.
I also like "rebustitude".
I can't ever remember being stung by a bee or wasp. I may have in my childhood because we sometimes messed with nests. I have lots of wasps under my eaves, steps of ladders, and other stuff, but they're the kind that are fairly peaceful. I've accidentally disturbed them quite a few times, but never been stung. I let them stay because they're good for the garden.
"Robustitude". Great word, Bertold! Nice photo, too. I've sprayed epsom salts twice, but haven't seen any visible "uptick".
Joan, good luck in gathering seeds. Hope your foot/ankle improves.
Daniel, do I have to remind you to take it a little easier? This gardening and yard work is suppose to be fun, not hard work. After all, will it really matter 20 years from now?
Thomas, "ouch" with the bee stings. I've been zapped twice this spring with wasps. I'm impressed you push mow. How long does it take?
Kathy, as I mentioned earlier, this hollyhock is a biennial that's morphed into a perennial. Also, a hat tip to Daniel because I tried his epsom salts tip on various plants, and unless it's my imagination I think there's a noticeable uptick in robustitude.
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