The party’s over….

After years of trying to keep up with the overgrowth of our labyrinth, we are going to dismantle it. Aside from twice when we invited friends, we have had 3 visitors since it was installed. We have mulched and remulched it 3 times. I have moved those rocks 4 times. I’m tired of the cost of mulch. I’m tired of the guilt of not keeping it up in the heat. Chuck’s tired of weed eating it. And I don’t feel like it’s doing anything for anyone.

So, we’re going to lift up the plastic and overgrown mulch in February and plant clover seeds in the ring around the center. We’re going to keep the center intact and create a place for flowers. Andy’s daffodils will continue to come up. I think I’ll move my irises from the side where the blueberries are. And we’ll finish off the hazelnut hedge with butterfly bushes.

I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the gazing ball. But, I’m not disposing of it.  I don’t intend to quit walking.  I’m just not going to have one in my yard anymore.

One thought on “The party’s over….

  1. As sad as this sounds to read, even these words sound poetic. My wife and I just moved to the area, and I’ve stumbled onto this site after noticing a strange ‘circular drive’ on the maps while searching for some land west of CH/Carrboro. I would like to ask, is the labyrinth completely gone now? Is the center still open to sit in? Was it ever a public spot that anyone could come to? I wish I’d lived here sooner, I’d have been there frequently. It looks like a wonderful setting. If you wish to reach me, my email is jakobgollon@gmail.com // Take care.

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