Whatever you call it, it's a tough one to remove if you decide you no longer want it.
Last fall I spent a good deal of sweat labor digging this out. I thought it was gone, but no such luck. It's coming up all over again this year. The only way I know of to kill it is with Roundup. Even Roundup takes two or three applications before it's all dead.
I can't call this plant a thug, because even though I don't want it here, I do have some places that I think bishop's weed is the perfect groundcover--at least for the time being. Like in this very shady spot as an underplanting for daylilies. I do have to keep edging it to keep it from growing in the grass, and I try to remove all the flowers before they go to seed.
I received a new Chadwicks catalog and did a little shopping. I bought this blue lightweight sweater twinset (no,unfortunately, this is not me)
I already own it in black. It's a good fit, washes/dries nicely,does not pill, and has 4-season wearability. When I find something tried and true like this, I like to order more than one color. I can mix and match them.
After work today I had a dentist appointment. Just a block from the dentist is a nice nursery, so I went there and bought some more planting material. Since I am tracking costs, here they are:
3 Herbs - Purple Ruffles basil, Italian basil and parsley just $1 each- $3.00 total
4 ipomoea @ $2.00 each - $8.00 total. As I stated in a post below, I can't count on mine coming back from the tubers I saved last year, so I bought a few for insurance.
A flat of mixed flowers: Amaranthus, 'Early Splendor', Celosia 'Century Red', Ageratum 'Blue Horizon', and Nierembergia 'White Robe'. $12.00
A flat of marigolds - $12.00
So I have already spent in the $90.00 range and I have only just begun. It's not looking good for saving much money unless I drastically reduce the number of containers I plant. I've planted three and I usually do at least 60.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
3 years ago