Scorched Earth

Before:

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After:

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OK, maybe it’s not totally scorched, but I’m basically pulling out EVERYTHING along our rock wall. I hate that wall. It had ivy on it originally; that couldn’t stay. Ivy is evil. But now it’s a nasty mash of succulents, horsetails, wild vine weeds, vines planted by previous owners going out of control…

It’s a mess, and even once I get all of it cleared out, it’ll all just grow right back if we don’t do something there. But what? What grows on 2″ of half-rotten “beauty” bark over rocks? Answer: more weeds.

On the bright side, the apple tree I’ve been growing from a seedling (foreground) has burst out with tons of new leaves. Hooray!

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