Under The Dead Peach Tree
I got an early Mother's Day gift.
I won't be able to plant the geraniums and lobelia until Monday because it is still freezing at night.
The dead peach tree.
The peach tree in our backyard is as old as our house. (63 years)
Peach trees usually live for eight to fifteen years.
Our tree has been slowly dying for the last three.
It had a nice long life.
Under the peach tree I had two Rosemary bushes that I planted five years ago.
They both died this winter.
I decided to give the railroad tie planter box a major make over.
I'm going to share my best secret for cleaning up small debris.
Instead of spending lots of time picking up little leaves.......
Vacuum them up.
Yeah, yeah ...... have a big chuckle.
It's a bit obsessive but it saves so much clean up time and leaves more time for planting.
Before planting I gather all my tools and supplies.
For years I have been pulling weeds and overgrown Vinca out of the cracks in the railroad ties.
This year I planted Irish Moss in them.
To do this in any crack or cranny in your yard, first fill the crack with soil.
What I planted: