From The Desk Of Bill Varga

My son, Bridger, is the Horticulturist at Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah. Originally he was hired as Librarian and Device Technologist. Then, one day while walking to lunch with the Academy accountant, he was asked, “Why does this patch of lawn exist, when the only traffic is the person who pushes the mower over it?” Thus began a campus transition and career change. San Pete County is in a constant struggle to provide its citizenship with water. Like other locations in our state, groups with similar interest get together to point fingers at other groups who are the real culprits in mis-use of water. (Really?) Yes, even Wasatch Academy can improve and this year while considering plant choices for a lawn re-design, we landed on Blue Oat Grass, ‘Helictotrichon sempervirens, (and yes, even I have trouble pronouncing it!) A nearby planting had thrived with little to no water for over 12 years. Why not repeat at least some Blue Oat in this new planting? Well, when thinking design one must consider installation and maintenance Hence, we will place plants 6 to 8 inches further apart, saving time in install and money in plant materials. We are also planning to leaf rake dead lant parts and then cautiously shear plants, removing 6 to 8 inches of browned out top growth. Savings are to be had not just in water adjustment, but in the initial planting costs and in yearly maintenance for many years to come! Make an accountant happy today. Look beyond the obvious. Don’t we all need extra cash at the end of the month?

Girlie Wisdom:

Women over 50 don’t have babies because they would put them down and forget where they left them

A friend of mine confused her Valium with her birth control pills.  She has 14 kids but doesn’t really care.

One of life’s mysteries is how a 2 lb. box of chocolates can make a woman gain 5 lbs.!

The best way to forget your troubles is to wear tight shoes.

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight because by then, your body and your fat are really good friends.

I gave up jogging for my health when my thighs kept rubbing together an setting fire to my knicker’s.

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing and then they marry him.

I read this article that said the typical symptoms of stress are eating too much, impulse buying and driving too fast.  Are they kidding?  That’s my idea of a perfect day!

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