Five days and untold number of labour-hours later, the mountain of mulch is gone, and a new one has appeared. Most of the mountain has been translocated to a spot behind the carport.
Here’s what it looked like 5 days ago
And from the other side, just to get a better perception of how much this is…
Further to my post of May 6, my plan was to use as much as I could making paths through the garden. Having done that–and more than I’d originally planned– I’m really happy with the result, because it gives the garden structure. I didn’t even know it lacked structure!
Like most everyone else, I often look with a certain amount of dissatisfaction at the various areas of the garden, and am never completely sure what is missing. Even having studied design for the last several months, nothing really jumped out at me. Yes, I don’t have “rooms”, but neither do I really want them, nor have much space for them. (That remains to be seen…)
But now I feel like the paths give flow and intentionality to the garden, leading from one area to the next, pretty much a complete circle around the yard.
So, if you feel your garden is lacking some kind of … something… consider paths.