That was one of the fastest weekends I’ve seen in a long time. Monday already? It was productive, though. Had 8 yds of mulch delivered, and top-dressed a third of the front. There’s still a pile of mulch in my drive. I told Guy it looks like a car rusted to nothing, siting there. That was Sunday.
Saturday was re-doing the steps in my path because it felt chancy to me. The guy who installed the path a few years ago went with a slope, not steps, and the slant never set well with me. I could just see myself slipping on it someday with a cup of tea in my hand as I walk the dogs. So I pulled out six of the pavers taking up about a four-foot section and replaced them with a chunk of rock that Guy had been eyeing for about two years. This too, had been out in the woods, and I am totally impressed with how he lugged it back to the house. Worked a few smaller rocks in around it, and ta-da! New steps. The pavers I took out went into my upper back yard so I know where to walk and not step on anything.
And speaking of stepping on stuff, I rescued a few more trilliums from the lot across the street. (I have permission from the builder.)
Spent some time with Google this weekend and I think the variety of trillium I am rescuing is T. catesbaei. It’s native to a five-state area, and can be found in Tenn, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Alabama. There are a bunch of white ones, too. I’ve not looked them up yet. I also read that trilliums not only propagate by rhizomes, which are basically underground runners, but with seeds using the help of ants–attracted to the stickiness on the seeds. One flower=one seed. Propagation is very slow. I’ve never seen a trillium seed. I’ll be looking this year–trust me. So I’m left wondering if the reason that this trillium who can live in zones 5-8 is limited to a five-state area is because of the ants?