I believe I spread ten bags of mulch last weekend. The battle with the clover-like weed is going to take quite a few bags more, but this year Greg and I are determined to prevail.
Nick helped me pick out all of the flowers, and he planted a few, too. I let him use the hose until he kept spraying me with it.
Considering that this patch of ground was completely covered with weeds two weeks ago, I think it looks pretty darned good.
Little boys sure don't mind getting covered in dirt, mulch, and water! They also don't mind toads. Greg found a few living under the viney weeds near our screened-in porch while we were all working outside.
We played with the toads for a few minutes, and then let the poor things go near the pond. Living so close to two active little boys might not be a good residential decision for these guys.
It's the end of May, and the peonies are here! At least they were all this week--I'm not sure how they'll fare after the rain and colder weather this weekend.
I'm hoping that we have at least a few more nice days before the full heat of summer comes. I love those days when it's warm but not too hot. Usually those days happen during the few days we have blooming peonies.