Mulching Season

Our Friday and Saturday were consumed with a giant pile of mulch dumped in our driveway. By the end of the day on Saturday, we had only drawn down the pile by about a sixth. A big pile of tree bark isn’t the most exciting blog content.  It means that I spend every free daylight moment at home sweaty and dirty. We have continued to make headway drawing down the pile of mulch in our afternoons. Yesterday, we were lucky to have a little help from our friends. And I am not talking about Knightley’s penchant for eating the mulch which, of course, results in a smaller pile. This is what the mulch pile looks like now, which is 1/3 of what it looked like when it was initially dumped on Friday:

Of course, mulch piles are also so good for climbing:

In between all of the weeding, shoveling and spreading, we were able to admire some of our early roses that are brightening up the yard.

Here is the latest variety that we planted Tradescant, a variety of English Rose, in full bloom:

I am in love with its velvety petals.

Maintaining a garden can be so much hard work, but the blooming season is a continual reminder that the effort is well worth it.

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