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Re: Mulch?
gardenchat@hort.net

thanks for mentioning that, I've been trying to get that message across to
people in this neck of the woods for YEARS.

On 6/16/10, Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> I hope that you and others will discourage the use of Cypress. It's not
> being harvested responsibly anymore. Years ago, it was a by-product of the
> timber industry. Now they're clearcutting.
>
> http://blog.douggreensgarden.com/cypress-mulch-problems/
>
> d
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:34 PM
>
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Mulch?
>
>
> People seem the like the nasty painted mulch here.  I thinks it's ugly and
>> a neighbor of mine got sick from it.  I think the main kinds people use here
>> are cedar and cypress because they don't decompose quickly - which for me,
>> is a good reason NOT to use them.  I prefer pine bark mulch because it does
>> break down, it's acidic, and I like the color.  It's not as readily
>> available as cedar & cypress.
>>
>> We use hardwood mulch at the display gardens.  It's available bagged or
>> bulk.  I got a load of it last year (free from the city after an awful
>> storm)  It does the trick but it's not very pretty.  I think it's used quite
>> a bit here in neIN pbecause it's plentiful and cheap.
>>
>> As I said, most year's I use pine bark, but sometimes I use leafmold.   I
>> have an abundance of it this year so I may just skip the pine this time
>> around.
>>
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 3:42 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Mulch?
>>
>>
>> Lots of people use cedar here since it is inexpensive and plentiful.  But
>>> some use that horrible dyed stuff.  Yuck.
>>>
>>> On 6/15/10, Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> A co-worker of mine is writing a series of regional articles on mulch.
>>>> Here
>>>> in
>>>> the south, Pine Straw (aka pine needles elsewhere) is the favored mulch,
>>>> as
>>>> are wood chips from the local arborist. Of course there are the horrible
>>>> chopped pallets with red, brown or black dye) that are sold in bags.
>>>>
>>>> What's most common in your area? I'm sure that most of you use whatever
>>>> is
>>>> free and to hand, but what do you see in your neighborhoods?
>>>>
>>>> d
>>>>
>>>> www.theanimalrescuesite.com
>>>> www.freekibble.com
>>>> www.freekibblekat.com
>>>>
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>>>
>>> --
>>> Pam Evans
>>> Kemp TX
>>> zone 8A
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Kemp TX
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