Catching Up With Summer Working Away At the Frontline I swore to myself I wouldn't do this, but I miscalculated how much I wanted to spend time with grandkids (even though it meant numerous 9 hr. trips). I am now playing catch up with the garden weeds, long grass, and a veritable jungle out there. So in the spirit of "making lemonade", I thought I would let you know the … [Read more...] about What I’m Weeding Out
The last post was about thistles, since I had been hard at work in the garden getting rid of as many as I possibly could manage, but there are lovely garden flowers that have thistle characteristics without their tendency to elbow everything else out. Long ago, when planting my first garden on Glen Echo (isn't that a lovely name for a street? Too bad it was located right next to a raucous, busy … [Read more...] about Globe Thistles And Other Nice Looking Xeriscape Plants
I don't know anyone who says they like this plant. We all call it a weed, and doggedly work to eradicate it from our yards. That has been one of my occupations of late, and I find there is something of an art to ridding the garden of Cirsium arvense, as horticultural Latin nomenclature labels it. What makes Cirsium arvense so difficult- that it tempts even a saint to utter unrepeatable words? … [Read more...] about Canadian Thistles, Are They The Bane Of Your Garden?