I learned a little bit about the mulch pile the other day.

Sure you can shell out for high-quality hardwood mulch, a homogeneous mound of oak or other desirable, durable woods. But that seems so boring!


As my fork bit into the pile of free "junk" chips that I needed to move a bit last weekend...

...I couldn't count how many different types of woods I saw.

I certainly smelled pine every once in a while, as a hidden cache of green needles was momentarily revealed.

So many textures, colors, and chip sizes...

...will I be able to tolerate the boring, single-wood mulches that I'll probably purchase once winter wanes?


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Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy  – (February 13, 2014 at 12:31 PM)  

I know nothing about mulches - except that toadstools sometimes grow in them. I like the idea of sweetly scented shavings though.

Gerhard Bock (Bamboo, Succulents and More)  – (February 13, 2014 at 12:56 PM)  

At least it looks like 100% wood. I've heard about people finding shredded garbage, plastic pieces, etc.

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