In the Piney Woods region of Texas, you are apt to have lots of these trees in your yard. I love this old tree, though it sheds its fair share of pine needles all over my yard, roof, and plants.
The sky is such a beautiful mix of blues and whites today!
And use the pine cones for this…
Of course you can always use shards of pottery for drainage, and gravel, which I always add some of. But adding pine cones keeps the pot from being so heavy when you’re having to move it. And recycles itself when it breaks down. I gather them and throw them in the bottom, add some small river rock or gravel, and add my potting soil.
You can mulch your flower beds with the pine needles also.
Everyone wants to do their part to recycle. And you don’t even have to leave your yard if you live around here.
I potted up a bunch before Walli and I took off for our Meals On Wheels route today. She drives my car, and I make the deliveries. I’ve heard that with these tough time, some cities are having to close down their facilities. I sure hope that doesn’t happen here. All of my clients are elderly folks, grateful for a hot meal.
Look what I found blooming in front of my house a little bit ago. My azaleas.
And I suppose the four o’clocks just weren’t ready to leave yet. They’ve come back up by my front gate.