This strip next to the porch looks as if it will provide morning sun and water when I water my flower boxes and baskets. It is covered with leaves. I raked the leaves out and planted the spiderwort. I planted two more things that I have no idea what they are.
Below is the pile of leaves I raked from next to the porch. I used the leaf vac to shred them and then dumped the shredded leaves back around the things I planted this morning. The pine bark nuggets kept stopping up the leaf vac until I figured out what was doing it. They are heavier than the leaves so I stopped trying to vacuum all the way to the grass. I just upsucked the leaves and then raked the pine bark nuggets (pine nark buggets when I'm in a hurry) back into the flowerbed.