I finished spreading the first pile of mulch. It covered all the front beds and most of the new back bed I built last year.
But before I started spreading, I made one more trip to the nursery to get another bag of fertilizer, and I also came home with an Oriental Poppy. I saw some in bloom last year on my walks around town, and they were stunning, and I wanted my own. So when I saw some at the nursery, I grabbed one. I’m not sure how it will do, but it’s worth a shot.
Here’s what the first pile of mulch covered: