The Reward after digging, amending and planting.
I've planned our front border for some time.
I've pulled out old growth, amended our heavy clay soil, dug holes and planted the plants. Bought a "tamper" at the flea market to tamp the soil so I could put in a brick border. It has been a lot of work but I think it was all worth it when I see the colorful border.
I'm getting up in years now, and don't know if I can do that kind of hard work again. I'll enjoy the border for a long time.
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