Springtime Fun

The weather is perfect, the pond leaks, the mulch is here, and Donna wants to rearrange the furniture. With all this going on, the only thing I want to do is wander the yard with coffee in hand.

But there’s a couple yards of natural mulch in the driveway and it can’t stay there.  It looks nice and dark right now, but will fade quickly unlike the dyed mulches.  I don’t mind.  I want to focus on the plants, cut down on weeding and save some watering.  Plus my garden can do without the dye and whatever else they put in.natural mulch

lily flowered tulipsI guess furniture moving is first on the list.  Then move the furniture again.  Then talk paint colors (furniture moving always leads to multiple projects).  Then try to make my escape.  The mulch beckons and it will take me forever since everything has already sprouted and needs to be mulched around.  Plus I stop all the time to admire stuff, and with tulips opening there’s lots of stuff to admire.

There are mixed lily flowered tulips, of which only the yellow/red seem to return reliably…. not the pink and white ones that I preferred.

apricot impression tulipsThese are “apricot impression” going on their third year.  I have luck with tulips here, probably since I don’t water in the summer and they like the drought.  Still, after three or four years division is a good idea.  I guess we’ll see in June if I remember or not.

 

 

 

 

4 comments on “Springtime Fun

  1. pbmgarden says:

    I prefer natural mulch also and the image of a pile of mulch blocking off a driveway is all too familiar. Hope you had time to move some around–a very gratifying endeavor.

  2. K-man says:

    Why didn’t you show your purple tulips???

    • bittster says:

      You know…. I didn’t want to seem like I was bragging…. (plus I didn’t take any pictures). I’m planning a tulip post so maybe a purple one will get in there somewhere!

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