Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Blue Flowers of Spring

This is the first Iris in bloom. There is all kinds of grass growing in this bed. We have had so much rain and not dry enough to try and get all the yard work done. These are perennial Bachelor Buttons. They are a bright spot of blue in a border in front of my hose.

Blue Columbine. This is an old favorite in gardens. Many are red and white or pink and white.

This is the next clean up space to tackle. This has a weed that grows across the landscaping fabric and underneath it also. It is a weed that is hard to kill. I brought it in with a pot of day lillies I bought from a nursery. Now it is everywhere. It has a seed pod that spews seeds in the wind. Some you can see and overnight they open up and reseed the area.

Not sure how I am going to get rid of it. I plan on trying to spray for the weeds with Roundup and laying newspaper over the open areas and topping off with Cypress mulch. hopefully it smothers the darn thing out. So lesson learned watch any plants you buy or trade with your friends for weeds that can take over your flower beds. Chris ps. more sewing going on. Hopefully another applique block in the next couple days.

1 comment:

Exuberant Color said...

I have a couple invasive plants too. You might want to put black plastic instead of newspaper over it after you do the Roundup.