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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Time to Mulch

It's inevitable if you have gardens... time to mulch your flower beds! I am removing two large low growing shrubs in the front of the house. They are approximately 12' x 12'. One is out and the other is partially gone. I can't believe the amount of dampness they hold. I have 5 barberry bushes in the front that are so pretty, but they have tons of thorns on them. I have rosey glow and the dwarf variety, which by the way, are just as large as the rosey glows are. I went to WalMart yesterday and purchased Cypress mulch... never again! That is the worst mulch I have ever used in my life! It is full of splinters, no consistency and is really only good to put in a garden of veggies or berries. It is not attractive at all... it is light brown/tan in color. So, off to WalMart I go today and will definitely look at the mulch before I prepay for it. They were out of the pine bark mulch chips that I usually purchase. The picture of the flower shown is my buttercup picture. They are in bloom now with the stella d'oro daylillies. Happy gardening!


Country*Road*Primitives said...
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Country*Road*Primitives said...

We went back to WalMart today and got the nice dark brown mulch... no more pine bark mulch... not sure if it is too expensive now or what, but now they carry eucolyptus mulch. It is supposed to be bug resistent. Last night I was listening to the news while catching up on my eBay "stuff" and emails and I heard that a woman's mulch caught on fire. They said to keep your mulch under 6" thick and to stir it up on super hot days. How scary is THAT?? Well GEEPERS! I thought this thing had spell check... I deleted it thinking I could go back and spell check eucolyptus... have NO clue if I spelled it correctly or not... sure hope my AP English teacher isn't reading this ROFL!!

~Tonya said...

Hi Carla,

I found you! I have added your link. Thank you so much for asking.

Also, Thank you so much for the kind words and such. I never thought I would be faced with this type of situation.

Flowers...yes, mine need some attention. Maybe once it quits raining around here.

You take care.

Country*Road*Primitives said...

You are welcome Tonya... I always love looking at your gorgeous dolls and have you in my eBay favorites to pop in and see what you have created and now I can check them out on your blog! My dermatologist told me that if you have a mole below your knee, that your risk of melonoma increases. He said it is about statistics, and that was the latest... I am glad you are on top of it and hopefully, everything will be just fine for you. I think waiting is the hardest part... keep your chin up and think positive thoughts :) xox We have had very hot and humid days and I think I need to move a few of my iris out of the "now" shaded area. They haven't bloomed well for the past couple of years because a kwanzan has gotten so large that they are now shaded.