More flowers, more mulch, more waiting at the curb

Mark Bialczak

Eight flowers opened now. Eight flowers opened now.

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.

Two new daisies in the ground. Two new daisies in the ground.

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.

Weeds be gone under this big bush. Weeds be gone under this big bush.

I’ve spread two bags of mulch-plus-Preen under the big prickly bush that’s always been prone to weeds.

And the clippings still await pickup by the city crew. And the clippings still await pickup by the city crew.

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…

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