Since we have no soil, other than what was trucked up here 30 years ago, my husband, son and I built 14 brick planters of varying sizes and shapes around the yard and filled them with potting soil.
Recently, we’ve converted two of them to raised bed square foot planters so that we have a better place to grown tomatoes each year. (My husband says I can try to grow anything I’d like, as long as we have plenty of home-grown ripe tomatoes. :0) )
We cleaned out two more, having decided to start over with our favorite Rio Samba Roses in the spring. These are empty now, except for soil. (Our lab puppy, Amber, is determined to dig in the planters, spreading soil each time she goes out. We’re in the process of trying to deter her. )
That leaves 10 brick planters that I need to prune and otherwise clean out, and then mulch with the leaf mulch I’ve been making so that all is protected for the winter.
So far three of the 10 are finished.
Three planters are end to end between the civilized part of the front yard and our driveway. Please ignore the leaves you see on the ground. My eye injury has put me way behind on raking leaves and making mulch. It’s on my list….
This is the planter in the middle of the three.
This is the planter on the other end.
So far, today, I’ve cleaned out one more planter –
As soon as I get a few more planters cleaned out, I’ll distribute mulch.
Here is a close up of the mulch I’m making and distributing –
We’re going to do errands in a bit, and after we’ve had lunch, I’ll try to get at least one more planter cleaned out today.
I hope you’re enjoying your day, too!