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Thread #81331   Message #1514931
Posted By: GUEST,harp missy
04-Jul-05 - 02:37 AM
Thread Name: BS: Gardening: What are you harvesting?
Subject: RE: BS: Gardening: What are you harvesting?
My harp is about to burst into bloom again! :)

Last year a woman came into the music shop where I work with a harp that had been badly damaged--the bottom of the pillar was fractured. We assessed it and had to give her the bad news that the cost of repairing it would be higher than the price of the harp. :( It was truly tragic. She asked if we would take it and dispose of it for her, because she didn't feel emotionally able to just throw it away.

I took it home (I wish it had occurred to me to suggest this to her) and routed four holes in the soundboard. Then I filled the harp with earth and planted morning glories in it :) It was really cool--they twined all up the strings and curled around the tuning pins and the levers. Then all of a sudden, one day I looked out the window and about eight huge purple flowers had come out simultaneously! It was quite a beautiful sight.

This year I planted clematis, and a few buds are just beginning to form. Any day now...

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