Yesterday was the 3rd (THIRD) sunny day in a row and I was flying high. But by 2:30 I was pooped and was actually LAZING on the deck. I sipped iced tea and thought, That'll do, Pig. That'll do. I could finally slow down. Well, you know how that goes! I looked at that tree and thought, ever soooo softly, Y'know, it wouldn't take but maybe 2 hours... *sigh*
Next thing you know I was on the mower harvesting more clippings. Then I hit the stash of newspapers I'd gotten from the library earlier in the week and laid out a nice egg-shaped bed under that crabapple. The shape was mostly determined by how many surface roots I could cover and not have to mow over anymore. ;-D (Glenda, you'll notice I wet the papers down this time.)
Then I piled on the clippings and Bob's your Uncle - another bed defined. It's not very big, but certainly solves a couple of issues.
I've got hosta and columbine and lupine just itching to put in a nice little bed like that.
Though you won't see this bed from the deck once the fence boards are up, it will show nicely from the bench under the gum trees.
This leaves just one 'naked' tree in the backyard that has grass growing right up to the trunk. You can see it in the previous panoramic shot in the last post. It's the maple just right of the crab bed. I'm not sure if I'll even do anything about it because, as you can also see in that pick, the crown of the tree is dying, and getting worse for the past 3 years. I'm afraid she's a goner... *sniff*
But that's another post. For now....where the heck did I leave my iced tea????
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