I only had to work 5 hours today. My boss sent me home early, so I used the extra hours to work in the gardens. I have a lot of grass to remove which is a big chore in an established perennial bed. Grass will ruin a garden in one season if it is not kept under control. It is, by far, the biggest chore I have in maintaining my beds. I am relentless in removing it. If a plant is invaded by grass, I will remove the entire plant and toss it. At this point, I have been gardening for years and I have dozens of almost all my plants. If a few must be sacrificed for the good of the whole, I bid them farewell in the knowledge that they have met an honorable death.
Nothing makes me cringe like seeing a blade of grass with seedheads blowing in the breeze. I know if I let those seeds ripen and fall, I will have hundreds more next year. If I don't have time to remove it from the roots, I will at least cut off the seedhead. On my daily stroll thru the yard, I carry scissors for little tasks like that.
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
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