Condo Blues: Edible Landscaping Groundcover Ideas and Friday Favorites Week 584




Thursday, June 3, 2021

Edible Landscaping Groundcover Ideas and Friday Favorites Week 584

Last weekend was a long holiday weekend here in the US and my husband and I spent a chunk of it digging in the dirt. We want to add more color to our front flowerbeds which is largely an oasis of black mulch. Wood mulch isn't a bad thing. Mulching protects the soil from eroding and helps keep moisture in the soil after watering. Wood mulch also breaks down over time and add nutrients to the soil - which a good thing for our clay soil but also a bag thing because we have keep buying heavy bags of mulch. Anything we can do to less the chance of the yearly hefting mulch into the landscaping beds is a good thing in our book.

We didn't have to look any further than our own backyard for a practical zone 6 living groundcover solution: transplant the golden oregano overflowing its pots in the container garden to the front yard.  Thyme is another fast growing perianal garden groundcover we could use or mix in with the golden oregano but we don't cook with thyme as often as we do with oregano. We're hopping the yellow in the ground cover will make the lavender blooms pop a bit more.

Please don't die.

I also transplanted the winter savory from the container garden hoping it will eventually camouflage the rain barrel stand a bit.

There are still a few more things we want to do but overall it is a good start. The hardest part is waiting for everything to grow and fill out like we imagine!

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Lisa from Condo Blues chose DIY Reusable Microwave Popcorn Bag from Hello Sewing 


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Vegan Strawberry and Rhubarb Crisp + Homemade Vanilla Sauce from Courage, Dear Heart

  
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Rain boot succulent planter from Made From Scratch
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  LOVE this Industrial Style Dresser Makeover from Simply Beautiful by Angela

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5 comments :

Southern Sunflowers said...

Thanks for hosting and letting me share links #4 and #5. My husband and I finally bit the bullet and purchased rubber mulch this year. We're getting too old to keep replacing it every year Lol.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your landscaping looks great!! We replace the mulch every year in our flower beds....
Thanks for hosting each week!! I appreciate the work that it takes to host this wonderful party!!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
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Debbie

Melynda@Scratch Made Food! said...

Happy Saturday! Thank you for the feature of my Rain Boots Succulents Planters, how fun to see that today. Sharing three posts at 35, 36 and 37. Have a great week ahead.

Helen said...

Aww it's lovely to see you liked my popcorn bag so much to choose it as your feature this week! Thank you Lisa!

Sheltie Times said...

I like the herbs as ground cover idea.

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