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Mulch much? Yup.

Friday, March 10, 2017

We have an annual Pi(e) party on (you guessed it!) Pi day so we like to put on our best "face" for the party. Each year, we invite some new folks and anyone that has been before is always welcome to return. Right now, we're expecting 15 or so folks plus the 2 of us. Who knows who else will show up? I'm making a British style Beef and Mushroom pie and am still debating the second pie. I make 2 even though there's always more than enough. Any suggestions?

So... back to the mulch. The Man had dug out three St. John's Wort plants. If anyone sells you a plant and recommends it stay in a pot, listen to them. St. John's Wort puts out runners and once entrenched, it's a bugger to get out. I haven't figured out quite what to put in it's place because it's mostly shady. Love Heuchera Coral Bells, but they are pricey! I may have to bite the bullet on this one. See what I mean?

Starting to look like an onion/garlic/leek/chive bed. I need texture and color!

This side has gorgeous peonies, Costmary, Lamium and Parcel, which is a cross between Parsley and Celery. Another partly shaded bed.

Daffs are fading, but tulips, Iris and three varieties of Bluebells are coming in. Bluebells are the Man's favorite. He manages this bed.

My herb spiral still needs work... sigh. I grow out lettuce and kale for the chickens here, but will replace with African Blue Basil in April. Going to dig up the rest of the weeds around it and regravel the path.

One more in the front to do, but I was chased in by the cold. The Man helped me finish up the butterfly & hummingbird bed, but I forgot to shoot a pic. Maybe when it warms up again!
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    I love the coral bells are gorgeous I wish I could have attended pi party !
    1519 days ago
    We almost bought the St Johns Wort years ago. In fact we ordered it from this guy just starting up a business near our home. He called and told us the plants arrived, and I told him we would pick them up in the afternoon. Someone got there before we did, and bought the plants. I looked at the guy like "why did you sell it to someone else?", and he said to me "who ever gets here first". When he asked if he wanted me to order it again, I told him no, and we left. Looks like we were lucky in the long run lol.

    Garden is looking good. The Coral Bells are pretty. I like the Butterfly stone. How did the Pie Party go?
    1522 days ago
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    Frustrating with the St Johns Wort hey. The pie day sounds fun!! I love your pictures and have no suggestions, just want to keep seeing pics when things are growing too. :)
    1523 days ago
    I love what u did Wendy!!! U def have a talent my friend!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!!
    1523 days ago
    I like huaraches they come in so many varieties, i've got 5 in my garden
    1523 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/11/2017 8:35:38 AM
    Great blog. Thanks so much for sharing the pics. I love the spiral. Too cool and great idea. Lots of work but it looks great!
    1523 days ago
    Hi Wendy, I know what you mean about St johns wort, I had some at my other house, but I guess it is not my problem anymore, LOL. Love those Heuchera Coral Bells, never saw those, great color. You have been busy and the garden beds look great, thanks for posting the pictures, look forward to seeing them in bloom too.
    Have fun at your annual Pi(e) party. Fresh out of ideas.
    Have a great weekend. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1523 days ago
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