A quick front-yard update in our home in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood finds the peony plant proudly pushing out even more blossoms on a cool day.
My dear wife Karen has planted two more Gerbera daisies in the hourglass-shaped garden, after Good Neighbor Tim and his wonderful wife Lorraine picked up a deep pink plant and yellow plant for us on a holiday nursery run.
I’ve spread two bags of mulch-plus-Preen under the big prickly bush that’s always been prone to weeds.
And out front, our collection of grass clippings, weed pullings, dead branches and pine cones has grown. The city pickup of garden recycleables, due the first week of May, still hasn’t come by. Good Neighbor Tim told me he called and was told this week. Goodie. That’s one week ahead of the scheduled pickup for June.
Do you put grass clippings and other natural recycling items out for pickup? How often is your natural recycling picked up? Do you just mow your lawn without a grass bag and pile branches and leaves to go to nature on your own property? Have you ever started your own compost pile?