Monday, July 27, 2009

Third Time's A Charm

As you know I am on my third dump truck of mulch this year. He only hit one tree backing his truck through our woods to dump part of my load.

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With all of that mulch you would think that I would half of the county covered in mulch. I don't but I do have one of my beds in the front finished. I wish I had taken a picture before I started because then you could really see how much of a difference there really is. One reason it has taken so long is because the entire bed was covered in weeds and it took me quite a bit of time to get those pulled. But I have them pulled and this is the final result.

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Here is a view looking from the front of the house toward the street.

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Doesn't it look pretty?

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I also have some hydrangeas just starting to bloom. They are competing with the trees for moisture and sunshine so they aren't growing as fast I would like but I am hoping that in a few years they will reach a size to really make an impact. In the meantime I will enjoy them even in their smallness.

This is Limelight. They start out blooming in this lime green color and as fall approaches they turn a burgundy shade. I have a few of them scattered around the yard and they are one of my favorite plants.

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Here is they everyday hydrangea that you see everywhere. They range anywhere from pink to blue depending on the ph of the soil. Pretty.

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I am still working on the center planting bed and will post pictures when I finish it.

2 comments....porters always have something to say!:

curlz said...

Very nice. Your hard work has paid off!

jporterGOP said...

A lot of hard work at that.

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