After the iris had failed to appear, I thought about “cleaning up the bed” by removing the leaf mulch, but that sounded like work, so I didn’t do it. And rightly: They did appear. Moreover, why disturb the bed? Those leaves are happily rotting away. Moral: Add layers, and do not subtract them.

I didn’t split the bulbs last fall, because I didn’t know the lazy way to do that. Readers?

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And the grass. How I hate grass! It’s work to cut it, but if you don’t cut it, it takes over everything, like some sort of science fiction monster.