Category Archives: Weeds

One Wish: Die, Weeds, DIE!

David Beaulieu, About.com Landscaping Expert, posted about the ‘Secret Lust’ Coneflower, a powder-puff echinacea that changes colors. In Facebook’s #gardenchat group, he asked, “Do you have a Secret Lust?” Well, yes, I do, but it isn’t this flower or any … Continue reading

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Preen is a Total Flop

After the landscapers finished renovating the slope bed, it was pristine black dirt with peat tilled in. We had to hustle and put plants back into it – most of them just went anywhere they could fit. A couple of … Continue reading

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Renovating a Weed-Choked Garden Bed

One of my first planned projects for my “year of renewal and renovation” was to clean up a small island bed that sits between the two halves of my driveway, out at the street end, that was almost buried in … Continue reading

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Island Bed Attack Phase 1: Rescue the Perennials

The small island garden that separates the two halves of my driveway at the street end is, as I said in my last post, a mass of weeds with some very good perennials dotted here and there. The first step … Continue reading

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Weeds, Weeds and More Weeds – Attacking the Island Bed

My son Joey is coming to visit early next week to help me with garden work. We’re going to start out working in one of the toughest spaces – the island bed between the split in my double-wide driveway. That … Continue reading

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