Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Leaning Tower...


...of Mulch!

Why so much mulch?  Remember the post here where I was digging up sod in my backyard to create landscape beds?  Well I continued to dig up sod all around the house.  So we need mulch here...

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and when I finish digging up the sod here...

Want to come help?

Welcome Home,
Penny

28 comments:

Brenda Leyland said...

Here... and here.... and here.....

That scenario reminds me of that old movie with Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

It's towards the end of the story, and he's just finished being chased by the enemy and he's had the ride of his life hanging onto a rope underneath the truck as it bounces along the road.

Then there's the scene where he's in cabin and his 'girl' happens to be there too.... she wants to make him more comfortable but everyhing she does makes him winch in pain. So in frustration she says, well where doesn't it hurt? He points to some part of his body (can't remember, maybe his elbow) and she leans over and kisses.

So he says... and here (kiss) and here (kiss) and here (he's pointing to his lips....

That's what your mulch story reminded me of today......... smile.........

arkie said...

Happy mulching! This is something I really need to get to in our yard.

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I actually enjoy spreading mulch! If I lived closer, I would be right over. I love the look and smell when it is all nicely spread. Make sure it is spread thick, so those pesky little weeds don't get the sunshine and grow! Happy mulching!

see you there! said...

I'll bring a pitcher of lemonade. Or maybe something stronger.

Looks like you have your work cut out for you.

Darla

Mimi said...

That is a lot of hard work, Penny, but it will look so nice once you get the mulch down. I love you little red, white and blue sitting area on the porch.

kim said...

Oh, Penny if I lived close by I would help. The digging isn't too much fun, but I know how to spread mulch for sure. I put out sixty bags the last two years twice a year by myself. This year we switched back to pinestraw since it was cheaper.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Mulch is so important. We seem to go through it like it's water. Our gardeners says it's worth it though.
Sam

KarenHarveyCox said...

Wow, that's allot of mulch. My husband as slowly but surely filling all of our flower beds. I know yours are going to look beautiful.
Karen

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Whoa! You got your work cut out for you! It seems like every year we have to put down mulch and then it breaks down over the winter and turns an ugly color so we have to do it again! It gets expensive over time too.....but it looks soooo nice! Your landscape is going to be looking really good before long!~Hugs, Patti

Buttonchief7 said...

Since my husband has a dump trailer he got two huge trailer's full for $100 at a local recycling center. It was also double ground. I always put newspapers on the ground before laying on the mulch. And an expert told us not to put mulch up against the foundation of the house, it will attract termites. Yikes! The trees, shrubs, ferns and herbs surely do love the mulch.

Rhonda said...

Ha..I know your pain..it's a yearly thing for me. Your beds are coming along nicely I think. I love your blog and your home is beautiful...sadly it seems I've missed the porch party this year. What a fantastic concept..southern folks love their porches..I certainly couldn't be without. The view from your deck is heaven on earth..and I love your work.
Rhonda

Rose Haven said...

Actually Penny...as much fun as this all looks...I think I'll pass.........the Lemonade!!!

Julie Harward said...

Wow...you do need a lot of it! It will be so nice to get it all down, can't wait to see pictures of it all finished! :D

Vee said...

I'll bet you could get a lot of help and it looks as if you need it! That's a lot of work. Take it easy now...

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Penny, Mulch will make such a difference . . you'll like it. I love gardening . . it's always nice to have a garden buddy around, it makes it a lot more fun to do. Sandy:O)

Sherri said...

Penny, I used to have alot of gardens like you and mulch just makes them so much nicer! It is also great for water conservation. I wish I could come up and help you! Take it easy! I'm hoping to come up to Asheville sometime in the future but not right at the moment. Take care!

Brenda said...

I wished I could come and help! I love your front porch. I can't wait to see it all finished!
Have a great weekend!

Love, Brenda

Pondside said...

Sorry, but I have bags of cedar chips to put down under the rhodos. Have fun!

Angie said...

You have lots to do, but it will look beautiful and I can't wait to see all the beds. I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed and will enjoy seeing your home come together. I truly love everything you have done!

Beverly said...

Penny, I wish I could help, but I can be your cheering section.

And, I will sing your praises!

Naturegirl said...

Penny such back breaking task but oh so worth it when done! We did the same back in early May but we shovelled bags of mulch from a local disposal plant that offer natural mulch twice yearly to residents.Then we loaded bags into car and then unloaded at home!That's when my sweet undergardener aka "HUBBY" steps in!

Donna said...

That's a whole lotta mulch!! I'd love to help but I've got so much to do in my back yard.

I know it's going to look great when it's finished. Happy mulching!

Hugs,
Donna

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, God bless you for digging those beds! I don't envy your back after that! : ) It's going to look great though. I love the curves you've given them.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Penny,

I just stopped back to say I love your header. You always inspire me. After I stopped by and saw your header I went to the bookstore and picked up a copy of Victoria magazine. They featured a lavender farm. OMG it's on the Cape. It's called Cape Cod Lavender Farm and you would think that you were in Provence. I called them and they said they would be in full bloom in a few weeks. Penny you inspire me, all the time.

Karen

Gayle said...

Oh my! That looks like a lot of backbreaking work! Kudos to you! It will be beautiful, though.

Manuela@TPOH said...

....only if you come help me first! LOL. If you don't mulch those areas you'll be pulling our weeds and grass again!

Manuela

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh you have been a busy lady, and I don't see much chance of things slowing down for you with all of that mulch, but it's going to be beautiful when you're done. laurie

Angie said...

This is going to be me next week.