As mentioned briefly in yesterday's posts, I did manage to the main thing on my vacation to-do list; the gardens.
Though I have a small property (maybe 25-30ft wide by maybe 60ft deep, with a townhouse smack dab in the middle of it), over the last five years, I've managed to cram a lot of gardens into that small space. I have nine garden spaces in total (the Butterfly Garden, the Butterfly Expansion Garden, the Big Bee Garden, the Little Bee Garden, the Berry Garden, the side Garden, the Front Garden, the Tree Garden and the Sidewalk garden), and they all needed to be weeded, top-soiled, and mulched.
It took me two long afternoons to tackle it all, but I managed it and I couldn't be more pleased
Weeding probably took the longest, but it was adding fresh topsoil and mulch that was the hardest part. I probably should have done it all a few weeks earlier when the plants were smaller, but oh well - it's done now and I just love how the mulch looks.
So that's it for the over all picture - here's a close up of some of the newest developments
*I didn't show you the tree garden (though you can see a bit of it in the Sidewalk Garden picture) - it's very low maintenance, full of creeping sedums. I'll take pictures when the mini-gnomes take up residence for the summer again.