HOWEVER........the remark made about the trusting of our g'bment doing what is RIGHT and knowing how EFFICIENT they are about NOT doing the right thing, I take all of this "we're fumigating everything before it leaves" thing with a block of salt. The only mulch I will use, if I used it at all will be the older mulch I know is the older mulch at my local Lowes. I used to work there. they don't rotate stock. And I usually don't use mulch. If I get the urge, Squire says when all is done with the proceedures concerning his mom's house, he's BUYING me my own chipper shredder, a kick ass electrici chain saw, some compost bins, and retaining blocks and all the bags of topsoil my heart desires. I've told him to prepare for a pallet load.........LOL
but seriously, if I need mulch, I'll use the local chipper truck's mulch. they're more than willing to dump the day's grindings if I ask them.
again, I'm SORRY I posted this before I snoped it out first. a half tank of gas later from running around UT and trying to get answers I FINALLY heard a more comprehensive coverage tonight on our news. I almost felt a fool, only thing is, I posted it because I am concerned and remember the damage the long nosed Asian beetle has done so far and she hasn't gotten started yet. and SHE came into the ports on wood shavings from Beijing and three years ago had made it to Chicago..........and the fire ants that hitched a ride on the rootballs of plants that are now as close to me as Sevierville, Tennessee which is about 20 miles away.......................
I've said enough. a continuing post of spring madness and fairy doings is forthcoming before the words drain out of me thru my ears......... madgardener up on the ridge, back in Fairy Holler, overlooking English Mountain in Eastern Tennessee where the temps are going to be 26o tonight and by weekend, 74o!