Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Mulch, Bonsai, and Missed Opportunities

On Saturday I finished covering the area I had weeded with a few loads of free mulch.  I only have a little bit more weeding to do and one more load of mulch should take care of covering it.

The next step will be to put a good layer of compost down, then cover that with some top soil/peat mixture (just enough peat to fluff up the top soil) and I'll be ready to plant.

Sunday was a gorgeous day here in SW(eltering) Florida.  We made another trip to Wigert's Bonsai to buy a tool my hubby needed.  We strolled around for a while and found two more little trees that will be next on the bonsai list - barbados cherry and jaboticaba.

And speaking of trees...on the way home we stopped at a Home Depot we never go to anymore now that there's one closer to home, and I found a 7' tall Mulberry tree for $36.98!  Not sure if that's a decent price or not, but I talked myself out of buying it since we had spent quite a bit of money already.  Between that store and the one near our house, I was already kicking myself for not buying one of those trees!  Drats.  I stopped at our Home Depot by the house but they didn't have any.  Double drats.  There were dozens of Miracle Fruit trees, which was interesting to see at a Home Depot, but I wanted a Mulberry!  Oh well.  I guess it wasn't meant to be.

At the second Home Depot, hubby found another juniper to bonsai so while he was standing in line to check out, I went out front in the shade to wait for him and was perusing some plants at the entry.  I spotted a butterfly pea vine and noticed there were quite a few pods that were drying out.  A few pods accidentally fell into my purse!


  1. I think that's a good price for the Mulberry Tree - especially if it looked healthy.

    I literally laughed out loud when I read how the "pods accidentally" fell into your purse. I have the same crazy thing happen to me every now and again! :-)

    1. I haven't made it back to Home Depot to get the Mulberry tree. Drats. It doesn't look like it was meant to be!