We are starting to be on a first name basis with the folks at Scappoose Sand and Gravel. Here’s a glimpse of a corner of the yard featuring decorative options from natural to baroque.
Surprisingly little of this big scoopful falls outside the containers, to be easily captured in just a few minutes with a shovel. Previously, we had loads delivered and dumped in a big pile, to be distributed over time. This method saves one whole step of shoveling from the pile to a wheelbarrow. We just skootch these containers to the tailgate of the truck, tip them over and let the mulch fall into the wheelbarrow. This is just about the right amount of mulch one can comfortably spread in a day, we don’t have a big, unsightly pile, and the weight is such that there is still a little bit of spring left in the old truck. We consulted with the folks at Joy Creek, and they recommended the dark hemlock bark mulch, so that is what we use (can’t argue with success).
You will find just about anything (in the non-plant category) your little gardening heart desires. Here’s a display case for the small stuff.
An overview of material for larger projects.
How about these massive stone slabs to get one thinking on a grand scale?
Columns of all sizes have been drilled, ready to burble into a variety of ponds.
Or maybe your taste in burblers runs more toward a rough-hewn ball.
These cast concrete bowls are scaled for estate-sized plantings.
Should your estate sport a gigantic rabbit, here’s his Easter basket.
Have I piqued your interest? Drive out Hwy 30 through the little town of Scappoose and turn right at the last light. Now, If you will excuse me, I gotta go mulch.