What the area looked like before I started today.
Soon, most of the weeds are gone and I can see the ground-cloth paths again.
At the end of the day, this bed is mostly clear and raked ... a good day's work!
I have learned a lot about gardening here in this old farm soil since I designed and built this garden in 2008. I have never seen anything like the way this place can grow weeds. Fortunately, it also can grow really nice roses. (In case you're wondering, the roses in this part of the Rose Field were dug and moved in July 2014, the first time that we cleared this area ... process detailed, at that time, in THIS post.)