Tulips are better than one – Happy Mother’s Day

G’day all and welcome to another spectacular issue of ’20 dollar garden challenge. ‘
I do hope that since we last interacted you’ve managed to get on a bit with your project or projects, because that would then make at least one of us, lol.
This post is only relatively brief but it is important, as it concerns one of the most important persons in anyone’s life; your mother.
Just recently it was Mother’s Day, when everyone has the motivation, some might say the obligation, to show their mothers how much they care about them, hence the increase in chocolate and perfume sales.
In our household though, our two youngest boys decided that not only would they show their mother how much they care for her, they also wanted to contribute to the ’20 dollar garden challenge’ at the same time. (It’s good to see the boys getting into the spirit of things lol. )
The boys bought Linda some beautiful Tulips in a pot that we can soon take out an replant in the garden, and hopefully they’ll give us a yearly reminder of their contribution to the ’20 dollar garden challenge.’
Pictured below are the Tulips that the boys bought for Linda.

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One of the good things about these flowers is that Linda loves them, and hopefully they’ll look good I our garden year after year.
The other good thing is that because they are a gift, they don’t count towards the budget for ’20 dollar garden challenge.’ (The budget still sits at $120.)

Here’s a quick recap of the wonderful rules that my gorgeous wife Linda instituted for ’20 dollar garden challenge.’

1 The budget for each week of the challenge is, surprise, surprise, $20.
2 I can’t spend any of the budget in advance.
3 If something costs more than $20, it has to be paid off in instalments.
4 Receipts for ALL items, materials, etc, have to be kept and displayed.
5 If I don’t/can’t spend any money in a particular week, I still have to do something in the garden, (for example pruning or removing trees, making a garden feature from available materials/items, or from items I salvage, have donated to the challenge, etc.)
5a If friends or relatives want to help with the challenge, paying them in kind with BBQ and some beer/wine, etc, is perfectly acceptable.
6 CAN’T BUY NEW POWER TOOLS! 😦
7 Have approximately two years to complete the challenge.

(No doubt there may be a bit of tweaking of the rules during the ongoing challenge, but that just makes things interesting I reckon.)

That’s all from me for this post, have fun with all of your projects and I hope to interact with you in the future.

Cheers, Steve.

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