How To Make A Mulch Pile

17 Oct

I'm Not Sure About Anything

The broom died last year, it was about twelve feet tall. Broom is invasive in the Pacific Northwest, but here it must be watered more than I was, to survive.

(the broom is behind the desert willow)

I considered this dead broom until today, when I proceeded to cut it down to about the last five feet. Perhaps I shall grow vines over the stumps, someday. Perhaps vines will do this themselves. Meanwhile, as I cut them down, the branches magically expanded to five times their original size.

Our city has an industrial composting program, but pickup is not reliable. There was a pile of things I had pruned out on the street, where it had languished for six weeks. I am easily disheartened without enthusiastic response, so I had to rethink this broom.

Fortunately there is some space, and I can compost, so I dragged all the branches over…

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