More spring cleaning. I weedeated the large front beds in preparation for mulching. I'll be crusing for bags of Live Oak leaves thrown to curb, again this year. If others won't conserve by mulching and composting what they already have, I'll help. I did this in only a few beds, and in the vegetable garden last year and was quite pleased with the results. This year, I plan to do all beds like that, including the vegetable garden. I am certain the results will be even better than last year.
I removed the the litte weeping Mulberry, and the Ichy Persimmon, and the Corkscrew Willow this spring. I may removed a Loquat as well. All were diseased or damaged beyond recovery from the 09/10 freeze. I still have a few minor things to remove, but for the most part that is it in the discard phase of spring cleanup.
All in all, I spent 10 hours of hard labor out there today. I am beat, but it is a good beat.
Here is a picture of this year's garden seedlings from a couple of weeks ago just before I did the planting.