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Re: Sharing a little home stuff.. Nancy
In my former house in Queens, the backyard was terraced from the patio up an incline. As I recall, there was the ground level and four levels going up the hill with a stairway up the middle. Each level had a path, roughly 3 feet wide to enable tending the plantable areas. The previous owners did a marvelous job of planting perennials that bloomed sequentially one after the other so that from April through November there were blooms. The first year I moved in I didn't realize it and pulled more than I should have as "weeds". The following year, a little wiser, I started taking pictures each week of the emerging foliage so I'd recognize them and waited to see what they turned out to be. I wasn't as astute as the former owners and as time went on I noticed that the plants would "drift" and what originally came up one side would wind up on the other, foxglove and black eye Susan particularly. Loved that garden but it was a lot of work. Those paths were covered with white stone chips and decking squares. Every other year or so, the white chips would start to show green mold or dirt. I'd bring a bucket of bleach water up, sit down and throw them into the bucket to clean them up.