Saturday, April 7, 2012

I Checked Off One Spring Garden Chore Today

The ditch lilies are now gone from this area.  DH was kind enough to do the heavy digging to release them from the soil, then I loaded them in the big wheelbarrow.

The root system is large on these lilies and I could not shake off much soil.  The wheelbarrow  was so heavy that I could not even push it!  These lilies are hard to get rid of.  I am sure I will be digging up shoots for the next few  years.

I know it's impossible for you to know where these are in my garden, so I found a couple of pics from the past to give you a better idea of what was removed.
 Here is the same area viewed from the opposite side of the garden:

This is prime garden area--lots of sun, no rocks and right next to one of my arbors, so I think I can do better with something more interesting.  It's not that I don't like these orange lilies, because I really do.  It's just that I have a GAZILLION of them  in the wooded area where nothing else will grow. 

What's a GAZILLION, you may be wondering......................well, here is  picture from last July:

I don't think I will miss that little patch, do you?  LOL.


  1. No you won't miss them at all. I don't have any of the plain orange daylily but they do still look pretty as your woodland area attests. Can't wait to see what you are planting in it's place.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Oh Zoey---your garden was spectacular. Can't wait to see it this summer. I know gardeners improve a bit every year.

  3. You won't miss them Zoey. You could send some my way. I do have orange day lilies, but I don't know if they are the same ones as yours.
    I can't wait to see your garden this summer.

  4. Zoey, I'm kind of liking those gazillion orange lilies in the background. But then I only enjoy looking at them and don't have to do any work:)

  5. Nope-bring on some other color! I like orange ones, but you do have a ton. I will do some gardening next week. We are traveling a little today, so I didn't want to overdo outside just yet. Dianne


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