Bark vs arborist’s wood chips:
Again, I defer to Linda Chalker-Scott: The Myth of Pretty Mulch pretty much 😉 says it all. Using bark mulch has too many disadvantages, whereas wood chips have few.
…is now this:
As I’ve said in previous posts, my garden is my research field. So I’m going to try to plant vegetables into this area at the end of the month, when the nights will be warm enough to allow the heat-loving plants to finally get out of the house. I’ll keep you posted on how we’re doing.
Incidentally, take a look at how the morning sun GLOWS through the leaves of the lily-of-the-valley. (Click on any pictures for a larger view.) Stay tuned for a post on “making the most of morning and evening light”.
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