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When you first mulch your beds it looks all shiny and new (ok, maybe not shiny) but once it's been there a while it can look pretty ratty. I have dogs and cats so what are the chances of mulch staying put where I spread it?
When I bought this house, one of the small flower beds by the front walkway had old mulch that had certainly seen better days (Ha! Fit right in with the rest of the place). Goodness knows how many years it had been there already, and I'm still pulling some of it out of there two years later. I just don't like messing with it.
Without mulch, bare spots in flower beds can look - well, bare. What to do? My perennials are coming in nicely and there's a bit of alyssum that'll creep over the naked spots, but there's another bed of hosta that I need to fill in with some annuals and - something.
I'm taking the A-Z Blogging Challenge, where I will post something from each letter of the alphabet on the corresponding day in April, except for Sunday, on (hopefully) all four of my blogs. You can see my other blogs in the sidebar - More of Marie Anne.