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Spring Cleanup

Last Thursday’s delivery included 7 cubic yards of double-shredded hardwood mulch and 4 cubic yards of compost blended with topsoil (50-50 blend). I should have ordered plain compost. The compost blend was a mistake and I ended up giving away much of it to a neighbor.

Mulch and Compost

With trepidation I hired assistance this year to help me weed and distribute the mulch. Although I know there were a few victims, such as the Solomon’s Seal I had just recently spotted popping up, but mostly I am pleased and relieved to have this job done.

Post-cleanup Garden View

Post-cleanup Garden View

Post-cleanup Garden View

Wordless Wednesday—Pondering The Cosmos

Cosmos sulphureus (sulphur cosmos) at NCSU Raulston Arboretum

Cosmos sulphureus (sulphur cosmos) at NCSU Raulston Arboretum

Cosmos sulphureus (sulphur cosmos) at NCSU Raulston Arboretum

Cosmos sulphureus (sulphur cosmos) at NCSU Raulston Arboretum

Cosmos sulphureus (sulphur cosmos) at NCSU Raulston Arboretum

Cosmos sulphureus (sulphur cosmos) at NCSU Raulston Arboretum

Cosmos sulphureus (sulphur cosmos) at R. C. Raulston Arboretum, N. C. State University, Raleigh, NC, September 24, 2016

Wordless Wednesday—Swallowtail On Lantana

Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucous) nectaring on Lantana camara (Common lantana), photographed August 3, 2016.

Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)