Out with the yucky old:
and in with the beautiful new:
We still have to get the mulch, but that's been slowed by rain and the relocation of our local mulch pile.
Side note: it is so cool that you can get free mulch from the city - a perfect example of efficient use of public resources - city picks up yard waste, thus encouraging people to maintain their yards - then takes the branches, grinds them up and puts them back out for people to come get, thus saving them $$, encouraging use of weed-reducing and water conserving practices in their yards. So great! I wonder how many other citiies have policies this reasonable?
Anyway, into the newly cleared space I've put Purple Rockfoil - it's just beautiful! Still learning to use the digital camera - will probably replace the image later.