Sunday, September 30, 2007

Leu Gardens

A lovely late-summer day. "Cool" temperatures (86 degrees or so) and very low dew point of upper 50s combined to make a gorgeous taste of the cool, dry season that lies at most a month away. We spent the morning at Leu Gardens, enjoying the weather, butterflies, and the blooms. Leu has a great Bamboo Garden, and in today's heavy winds the creaks and cries from the timber bamboo were eerie and beautiful at once.

I finally finished unloading the mushroom compost from my truck. Driving the 'hood, I noticed ten large contractor bags full of live oak leaves! Very exciting. My garden is now heavily composted and thickly mulched in leaves.

A great day.


Wicked Gardener said...

I've never heard of Leu Gardens. I've now got a new place to drag the husband to! (We are in Ocala.) Maybe I didn't read far enough in your blog, but where did you get the mushroom mulch? Is it more beneficial than others? Thanks for the info.

About Me said...

where did you buy your mushroom compost - i'm in gainesville and need some badly for the raised beds i'm putting in - it's the best