Week 2: Breathing Room

wpid-imag1954.jpgEvery fall, I vow to borrow Karen’s leaf shredder to create fluffy, nutritious mulch for all my garden beds. Every fall, time speeds up. Before a late season rain, I end up frantically dumping out bags of leaves scavenged from the alley; everything needs to be tucked in tightly so the neighbors don’t complain about the leaves they just raked blowing back into their yards. This means that, every spring, I have to pry off slimy blankets to make it easier for little plants to emerge. I’m not sure if these annual rituals do any good, but they are pleasant bookends to the growing season.

First snowdrop! I’m excited about this addition to the early spring chorus.
The parkway is also buried by a bunch of construction debris. Not sure what to do about that yet. Current strategy is to ignore.
The tiny shoots from last week have bloomed.
This part of the front parkway is not the best showcase for tulips; I love the bright tips against this rock more than the flowers.
Urban mulch includes garbage.
Love a plant that emerges early and blooms late. Can’t believe I’m spacing its name.
Until next week. . . .

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