Some things aren't very pretty at first glance, especially a big pile of mulch in the work area. but it sure is useful. Because I use so much of it I buy it locally by the scoop: one scoop is equal to a pick-up truck full. When you bring it home it seems like a huge amount but it goes quickly. In my garden I use 5 to 6 scoops a year. At only $20.00 a scoop it is a bargain.
I use it as a top dressing to keep down the weeds, conserve water, and add a more finished look. Because it is organic it breaks down and enriches the soil. Here I have put it in an area in back of the gazebo. It is a real boon to easier maintenance and I like the way it looks.
The climbing rose is apply named Butterscotch, it is very, very, vigorous and hardly ever without bloom. Such a pretty color somewhere between yellow and orange. Warning however: do not plant this rose unless you have lots of room for it to roam!
Compost and mulch are two of the most import ingredients to a healthy and vigorous garden if you haven't incorporated them into your gardening regime I encourage you to do so.
Yesterday I had eye surgery. It went very well and I can't believe the improvement in my vision in just one day. Everything is so much clearer and brighter ~ I feel so lucky!
Thank you for visiting ~ May your day be bright and colorful!