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Finishing the Spring Clean Up …

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… before the snow comes tomorrow. Or the slush, or whatever it is.

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Twenty five cubic yards of mulch. A whole truck load. But, the place looks great again.

From a stormwater management standpoint we added river rock to prevent erosion on the side of the shed.

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And we buried the downspouts to direct the water towards my evergreens and the pin oak.

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They even cleaned out my garden for me. In the next two weeks we will be tilling the soil and I can start transplanting greens.

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The greens will be split between the garden and the planters. I was out there looking today. The chives are coming back. The mint is peeking through and the garlic is fine.

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The flowers have started blooming. I believe these are hellebores. We have two plants, different colors that bloom early in the spring.

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The daffodils aren’t far behind. Spring is definitely getting here. Just have to make it through these last few cold slushy days.

About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

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  1. Looks fantastic! Our gardeners are coming out this week, I’m quite incapable of lifting this year…but I have to admit, having the help is worth it even if I could lift the mulch. My mini daffies popped their heads out over the weekend….I’m ready for a bit more green.


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