Put lipstick on a pig (again) and cherry up

FRITZ JUENGLING juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US
Mon Mar 19 21:40:13 UTC 2007

That stuff in the picture looks like 'bark chips' to me.  I had thought
that maybe I would see 'barkdust', but that stuff surely wasn't
barkdust.  I guess the real questions are where is 'beauty bark' used?
Is it a regionalism?  How long has it been around?  Is this some
industry word (that will some day push out bark dust)?  Most interested
to read what others have to say.
I should add an explanation, based on my experience of moving from
Oregon to Minnesota. We never met any native Minnesotan who knew the
term bark dust.  Bark dust is somewhat finely ground bark (usually a
reddish-brown color), that nearly everyone in the Pacific Northwest
spreads on his flower beds for looks and to keep the weeds in check. My
wife and I have know that term all our lives and surprised when MNs
didn't know it.  Now I'm surprised at beauty bark.

>>> gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM 3/19/2007 12:54 PM >>>
See http://www.freebackgrounds.com/photos_A000017.html for a close-up
look. The "My shade garden" photo at
a garden with it, but the photo doesn't do justice. Beauty bark
basically gives the clean look to a garden that gravel provides, but
it's bark and so has a nicer, warmer feel. BB


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