It was a beautiful day here yesterday and that meant that it was another day of spreading mulch. This was the 4th truckload. I started this big bed Tuesday and used a third of yesterday's load to finish it off. These areas are going to look so good when the grass starts turning green. We are lucky to have found someone new to mow for us. Our last guy retired after 20 years. We were spoiled!
I should plant some things here to use up some of this space but I'm just not into gardening. I like weeding (a lot) and mulching and that's about it. Sometimes if I'm listening to a really good book and want to concentrate on the book I'll just go outside and pull weeds for a while so I won't be distracted from the book. I pulled a whole grocery bag full Tuesday when I was finishing up my most recent book.
This is the same bed from the other side of the cedar tree. Last summer we went around the property and took a bit of an inventory of the tree varieties that we have. We were surprised to count 26 different varieties of trees! I have read that the Appalachian area, specifically the Great Smokies has one of the greatest variety of trees in the world. The Great Smokies has over 100 varieties of trees. We benefit from much of that here with our climate and proximity to a pond and river.
This photo is for Patty. She does lots of gardening and often posts about her Lenten Roses. I didn't know what they were and was never really interested in finding out. But recently I sent a photo of these to my Mom and brother. Mom planted them a few years ago and they must be hardy because I don't do anything with them: no watering, no feeding, no trimming. In a text conversation I found out that they are Lenten Roses. So I've had some of my own all this time!
The next area to tackle is this one with a Holly and a Sycamore. I emptied the rest of yesterday's truckload at the back edge. It will take one more truckload to finish it off. After that I basically have 10 standalone trees to do and I'll be done. It looks like I'll have 2 good days this coming week and then I'll be off to the beach for a week to hang out and sew with my friend, Kim. Like I said, I enjoy mulching so I'm not in a huge hurry to finish. By the end of April will be good, before it gets too hot.
Before I went outside yesterday I did iron some pretty new fabrics that will make it into the shop next week.
At the end of the day I was too tired to quilt so I sat and worked on this blanket. I'm on the last skein of yarn so this one will be done soon. Maybe by Monday.
Today it's raining and that means it's a perfect day for sewing. It's also sewing weekend with my quilt club so I'm going to be getting this veterans quilt top done, if all goes to plan.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.