Maples Coming Into View

progress on the hill

Lately, a few more Tamukeyama Japanese Maples have been planted on the progress on the hillhillside (as our aching arms can attest). More dirt is always an urgent need so husband Bob dispatched himself to the local sand and gravel yard for topsoil of some mysterious origin. It was so mysterious that even the owner knew nothing of its origin or previous treatment. So I suppose it came from heaven – pure, pristine, and of perfect organic composition.  My approach was that if it smelled earthy and not netherworldly, I would use it on the maples.  I used to have a garden that was treated with chemicals for many years and I will never forget the woe begone  aroma. This soil prospect smelled quite natural , so heaven it is…

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