Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wednesday Vignette - mulch!

I love the look of a freshly mulched bed. And in spring, it doesn't get any better than that tidy, dark sea of mulch around all of the fresh, green growth in my garden. Perfection!

It will only be better when I have the entirety of my mulch pile distributed on every bed in my garden, so I'd better get schlepping.

As always, thanks to Anna at Flutter and Hum for hosting Wednesday Vignettes each week.

16 comments:

  1. Some day in some future gardening season I'm going to have the oomph to do this. I like the way it looks too, so neat and tidy.

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  2. That does look nice ! I wouldn't know where to start with mine. I should do something , I've made so many holes and dips and lumps from all the moving plants around !

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    1. It's a great way to even out the soil level.

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  3. I love mulch, too, although I spread mine in the fall after my annual Happy Plant Hokey Pokey where I rearrange everything. I just do touch ups in the spring. I like how finished it makes everything look and it keeps the soil moist. :o) Your bed looks lovely.

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  4. I love it too, it is like icing on the cake. What type do you use?

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    1. This is from Nature's Needs. It's the compost created from the yard debris program in Portland!

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  5. I'm still trying to make myself just call the compost dude.

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    1. Do it : Eric Kosher is waiting to hear from you!

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  6. I can't WAIT to get a load. I'm hoping the Easter Bunny brings some. It's one of my favorite visual pleasures.

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  7. It looks wonderful, Jane! I really need to get some...

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  8. That look is divine. I have to do some serious weeding before I dare put down mulch.

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  9. do you clear away last fall's leaf mulch first? for awhile i used a mulch called 'dark fine fir bark' that assisted me in pretending that i had super rich soil, though underneath the mulch was very sandy loam. went from that to even more infertile decomposed granite where i am not presently succeeding at putting a two inch layer of composed dairy manure everywhere in my garden. A nice compost layer has fostered a bumper crop of centipedes that have brought the vine weevil larvae under control.

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    1. I have to remove the leaves first because they are mostly the indestructible pin oak variety courtesy of our neighbors. This "compost" is actually made from the yard debris collection from City of Portland. It's also going to amend my clay soil in the new beds as I plant.

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  10. Yup, I agree. As long as it's not that awful painted mulch.

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  11. A big mulch fan here also--save for the agony of distributing it here. Your bed looks fabulous!

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