"Plants To Grow Old With" or "The Constant Battle"
Article by: S. Johnson
The following are a few paragraphs about the on going battle I had with some of my plants! , Stair Railings For Home Decorating
Way back when I was just starting to garden , Hydroponics ing - How to Grow Flowers and Vegetables with
Minimal Time and Effort I excitedly gathered starts from here and there, and several times, when I asked people for a particular start, they, with raised eyebrow, would ask me if I was sure I wanted that plant , The Latest Flower Trends in Interior Decorating for your Hom as it could be invasive.
Naively, and just so thrilled to get a new start (I had garden , Tree and Shrub Care Programs fever bad Ha!), I said that wasn't a problem. Wow!
Was I ever clueless! I had a lot to learn as to just how INVASIVE some plants , The Uglier The Better could be and how hard some were to kill out.
Following are a few short tales of the battles I waged with those wonderful starts I collected years ago.
Horseradish will be the first I'll mention, as it was one of the first starts I acquired. I found it to be a very worthy opponent. In some book about companion planting I read that horseradish was good to raise by potatoes, so I rushed out and found a start of it! Well, I've long since quit raising potatoes, but I still have a thriving supply of horseradish.
Slow spreading, but, as far as I'm concerned, impossible to get rid of. When you dig it up any tiny pieces of root , How To Save Your Fruit Tree Blossoms From A Spring Freeze. that remain will start new plants. , Get Rid Of Air Pollution In Your Home With House s I tried covering it with black
plastic for two years and it just sent out shoots to come up in other places. , Planting Instructions For Trees and Plants I guess we will grow , How to Control Poison Ivy old together.
Wild Blackberry is the next opponent. I love blackberries, so I asked a friend who lives in the country for a start of hers.
With raised eyebrow she asked me "Are you sure you want this?" I assured her, "Oh yes, I'm going to train it to a trellis." she just said ok with more raised eyebrows. (Are you laughing yet?) Train wild blackberry to a trellis, no such thing for me. For two years I had delicious berries but
the thorns (from Hades) ripped me to shreds, and the underground runners were sending up new shoots in my tomato , Tree and Shrub Care Programs patch, my carrot patch, and in my neighbors yard, , Build A Simple Planter Box to their delight and mine. NOT! The more I cut them down the more they ran. It finally took cutting them to the ground (with ripped up body parts to accomplish this) and covering them with black plastic , What's to Know about Furnaces for four years to finally kill them out.This is one battle I won!!
Mint, of which I have three varieties, is sure to be another plant , Landscape Design: Simple Changes lead to a Big Impact that I'll grow , The Latest Flower Trends in Interior Decorating for your Hom old with.
I got the Apple mint and Lemon mint from the same friend that gave me the start of blackberry, with an even stronger reaction. She warned me how aggressive and invasive mint could be.
I purchased the Peppermint from a retailer. I was sure I could contain the mint with some mulch and some of those four-inch barriers. I planted it by the walkways in my flower , Tree and Shrub Care Programs and herb gardens, , Planting instructions for Nursery stock as I thought the fragrance that would be released, as people brushed against it would be nice. That part of my plan , How to Control Poison Ivy did work. These plants , How to choose an outdoor fireplace for your backyard do smell good when crushed, but believe me no four-inch barrier and mulch is going to hold mint in check!
The Apple mint and the Peppermint spread by runners that just hopped over or dove under the barriers and through the mulch and ran wherever
they choose. Each year I spend considerable time pulling it up out of the flower , Tree and Shrub Care Programs and herbs , Make Gardening Your Next Hobby beds. Last year I turned my back on it for a while to long (as I was distracted with this computer) and ended up taking a weed , What's to Know about Furnaces eater to it,because it had completely taken over one flower , Purple Martins Are Back! bed. Then I
had to get down and pull up the underground roots , Stair Railings For Home Decorating and runners. How it got into that bed , Get Rid Of Air Pollution In Your Home With House Plants is a mystery. That bed , Cordless Impact Wrench - Not the same tool as your cordless was at the opposite end of the garden. , Ladder Décor – the Possibilities are Endless A word of warning! Any little piece of stem or root , Cordless Impact Wrench - Not the same tool as your cordless can and probably will start a new plant. , Fishing Decor - Manly yes - but Women like it too The only way I would recommend raising mint is in escape proof containers. The Lemon mint self-seeds itself prolifically. I have it popping up in all the beds , Essential Cleaning Tips for the Kitchen each spring. , Cordless Impact Wrench - Not the same tool as your cordless
Wild Passion Flower , Perennial Garden Basics Vine, with its sweet fragrance and exotic blooms, is also one of those plants , Best Gardening Gifts for All Occasions that spread by underground runners.
When I got the start to this beauty I planted it by my front porch , Make Gardening Your Next Hobby and set a trellis so it could climb it. I thought this would be a nice place , The Finishing Steps to Building Your Log Cabin: Roofing, Sid for visitors to view the lovely bloom and enjoy the sweet smell of its blossoms. The problem here was that the vine wasn't content with staying by the trellis. It comes up in the shrubs, , How to Control Poison Ivy hedges, hostas, and hibiscus. It has spread to the neighbors yard , The Many Types of Palm Trees again to their delight and mine NOT! It has spread all the way around to the other side of the house. , The Uglier The Better God only knows where it will show up next.
Honey Locust Tree, , About Hummingbirds and How to Attract Them to Your Garden I can't
forget this one. This tree , Attracting Birds to Your Garden has lovely clusters of pinkish-lavender blooms, but it also has a devilish habit of sending underground runners that pop up just where you usually don't want them. I've dug starts out of my horseradish, iris, comphrey, thyme, etc.
Oh well, it does have lovely blooms...
About the Author
S. Johnson is the owner of Azeche Co. and creator of ShopAzeche and Let Me Outdoors. , Solar Pumps and Solar Lights for Ponds Shop Azeche and Let Me Outdoors , Planting Instructions For Trees and Plants are popular home , What's to Know about Furnaces and garden , Secrets of Growing Killer Tomatoes websites featuring products , Emerald Green Arborvitae for Lahaska Pa. for every corner of your home , Are you in search of the most up-to-date assistance relating and garden. , Hydroponics ing - How to Grow Flowers and Vegetables with
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