Woodland Shade Gardening

Woodland shade gardening with a purpose – pleasure, creativity, rainwater collection!

Trench is working well!

The new walk, with a little trench dug perpendicular, to send the water flow into the Island Bed, is working well.  We are getting a lot of rain at the moment and the water is exiting the low (east) side of the walkway and flowing into the center of the island bed.  I will dig the trench a little bit deeper tomorrow for even better results during the next rain.
Oh, dear.  Katy just cried – she caught her dew claw in the wicker table and broke the nail.  She won’t let me touch it much, but it may be pulled somewhat loose underneath the skin, and the nail itself seems to be partially broken.  But she is walking, and hopping up on the sofa, so I hope she will be okay until morning.  It is time to take them to PetSmart to have some length ground off their nails anyway, and maybe the groomer can fix it.
Well, I just went out to take a picture of the trench, and Katy & Emily went out with me, even though it is still raining a little bit.  I will send the pictures if they are even vaguely decent.  One was taken through my bedroom window, then I decided it would be better to go outside.
And here the pictures are!
The pooling behind the monkey grass is the usual first pooling area as the water travels into the back left corner.  I used clods of silt, recently, to build a dam, underneath the leaves, to slow it down before it flows into the open (non-leaved) area behind it.  It is a separate flow area from the Island Bed.  There is a bit of a ridge between it and the new pooling area – the ridge is due to the trenches Carl used to make with the tiller, around the edges of the beds.  The new pooling in the Island Bed is to the left of the little redbud tree.  You can see the trench a little bit through the small plants of variegated vinca, on the low side of the new path.


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