High 77 F
Low 39 F
Early Monday morning I went out to the garden early with the idea of spreading a bit of mulch. Since the wheelbarrow had some potting soil mixed with compost already in it ready to fill pots for the garden club plant sale in a few weeks it had to be emptied before mulch could be spread. I filled the pots rather than dump the mix and then have to clean that up at a later time. Since the pots were filled with soil it seemed only logical to divide some perennials and pot them up which took a bit of time. Once the perennials were potted up I needed some compost to fill in the holes left in the garden so that little task was accomplished. I noticed that the entry garden,
which has a bit of ledge running through it which divides this garden into two sections, was looking a bit weedy. The portion of this garden abuts the walkway and it is difficult to grow plants here as the water runs and settles here compacting the soil. I have thought about this little area and what could be done to make it a bit more attractive. I decided to dig out some of the soil and add some stone dust, rocks and moss for a tiny little 'zen' garden. Two wheelbarrows full of soil and two wheelbarrows full of stone dust took some more time and then there was the trip to the swamp for some moss. I like moss.
I find its' cool, green softness easy on the eyes and soothing to the soul.
The moss was added along with a few little rocks.
I think I need to add another small rock or two but otherwise, for now, it is pleasing to me.
What do you think? Oh, now a couple hours had passed, I needed to get to work and the mulch did not get spread. Mama said there would be days like this. I'm happy she was right.