We've all heard it - 'Friends don't let friends buy annuals.' Well, I for one always end up with a few favorite annuals. So I have a new one...'Friends don't let friends plant yarrow'!! I have spent an hour or two every night for a week digging up a patch in the driveway that I managed to let get out of control.
So finish the sentence in the subject with something you recommend avoiding. I can already think of a few more, but let's hear from you.
Genna, I'm working on butterfly attractions too, but too much yarrow is not worth it. I still have some in another area where I will not let it get out of hand. I don't know about the bronze leaf variety. Mine is just green. Maybe there are other varieties not so prone to spread.
Listen to us...every time someone mentions a new plant, we want one. Friends don't let friends buy one of every plant on the planet!!
Well, if you remember to PREEN around it (bronze-leaf fennel) you probably wouldn't have a problem, Genna! Yes, swallowtail catarpillars love it! It is beautiful, too, I just keep forgetting to PREEN and YIKES! at the seedlings... everywhere!!!
Friends don't let gardening friends order from disreputable mail order sources. Check the DG Watchdog first! That's how I became a DG member. I placed on order from Honey Creek Nurseries two years ago and the plant material was terrible. I THEN came across the Watchdog through a Google search and saw what poor remarks they got. Never again...
I lost all my fennel last year, I love to grow it for the butterflies to eat on, Or rather the larvae, I threw some seeds and noticed 3 or 4 coming up but that's it. I wish it would come back yearly for me it's so pretty
If you like it, leave it...for now. It is pretty when blooming but I'd probably pull it out and put it in a pot before it seeds or spreads and before the frost gets it. Then put it back out next year. I keep a little clump going.
Just found this thread! I have 5 Mexican Petunia plants in my front flowerbed, this will be the third season for them and they're just starting to come up. I'm going to have to divide them at some point...
Friends don't let friends put strong fertilizer on small, delicate veggie plants, such as peas! My DH Dave did that and almost killed everything in the garden.
LOL Mine is a landscaper so he knows better, he just likes to try new things to see how they work. What's the best is the veggie garden is his, so it's his time and hard work that he's almost killed. I told him to keep it away from my flowers! LOL What mine has a hard time is with the weed eater, he thinks he has to weed eat everything that is green, and last year he took out my next door neighbor's elephant ears that are growing on the property line, then laughed about it. That was the last straw.
Ooooooo!!! Is your neighbor still speaking to you? I have tried to keep all my flowers within a hard boundary just so we avoid the weedeater issue, but I still pray a lot when I hear him start that thing up, LOL!
Friends don't let gardening friends use a weed eater! LOL
Yea, since they were EE they came right back. He got a few of my hostas at the same time, and some other miscellaneous stuff that didn't come back. The problem is he was thinking that he would help me with weeding the beds and weed eat between the plants. He is no longer allowed to do that.
KA it might be too cold up there, it doesn't take much to change a climate just enough to mess things up.
LOL speaking of a weedeater. we got a DR and it's a weedeater on wheels. Darren use to go around my flower pots with the old weed eater and it wouldn't bother them at all. he took the dr around my flower pots the other day and tore them completely up, I think I screamed when I saw that LOL
My boss has one of those KA - and he said they really love it. Wish we could get one - might have to work on that for the next one we buy... we have so much to weed eat and it never all gets done because I don't run the weedeater much. It hurts my back after a while. And no one else seems to care that things aren't trimmed!