Mown away

November 21, 2010


Brad, this post’s for you.

On Saturday I went to Lincoln for a baby shower, and while I was gone, Lloyd obliterated our yard.

It had been covered in leaves, and we don’t rake – we mulch with the mower. Well, Lloyd mulched ’em. He mulched ’em good. Then he mulched every living thing out there that did not have branch-like stems. *gulp*

I don't know if that was the right thing to do.

Brad, tell him if he done wrong ‘r right.

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7 Responses to “Mown away”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Yay! A garden post! I always wonder what the beds look like while I’m gone.

    The side garden is fine. It’s planted with glorified weeds. And most of the plants in the cutting garden will survive that treatment as well.

    This will be good for the beds. It’s like the forest fires that naturally clear old growth forests every once in a while. That which does not survive is weak and does not deserve to live.

    The remaining tufts of giant grasses can be left as ornament during the winter or can be cut to the ground at any time. They burn nicely.


  2. Lloyd Said on:

    I left the stuff that had the dark purple leaves in the cutting garden. There was just a stem/stalk/trunk/whatever or two of that. And it looked like the stuff around the bucket was more or less permanent, so they stayed as well.


    • Brad Said on:

      The dark purple leaf thing is an elderberry bush. The one in my Baltimore garden died, so I thought I’d try it in Nebraska. The stuff around the bucket is daylilies, coneflowers, and sea holly.


    • Peggy Said on:

      So why is there a bucket? And what’s under the bucket dare I ask?

      Elderberry? As in Elderberry wine?


      • Brad Said on:

        The bucket had a hole in it. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to do a farm-theme decoration. There are a lot of farm-like decorations in gardens in Seward. The bucket is sitting on some cement blocks. Inside the bucket is a purple-leaf sedum. And an ant colony.

        And yes, it is an edible elderberry plant. Though the elderberries might not be the best variety. This particular variety of elderberry is known mostly for its purple leaves.


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