Our town is having a yard debris pickup this coming week, which is nice for a small town. Residents are given 10 large trash bags for leaves, grass and other small yard matter and can pile up larger pieces (under 4 feet). When I suggested to Grenville that we might have stuff to put out after hedge and bush trimming, he said we would use the trimmings for compost. But, we decided to pick up the trash bags – just in case – enough said.
At noon, the yard cleanup pile looked like this.A crepe myrtle tree was growing in the hedges; we decided to take it out, including the stump. Now, the only thing we’ll have to cut here is grass.By 5 p.m., the pile looked like this.
This is the start of the newest wildflower garden in the front yard. We raked the chips where a large tree was cut down last fall, then Grenville sprinkled wildflower seeds and recovered with the chips.
The birds should should enjoy the new bird bath and feeder that were filled and hung out this weekend.
It’s was a busy planting weekend at The Frog & PenguINN and Grenville will have details in a later post.