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Ribbon grass planted. Check.

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Feel good about today ~ another few things ticked off the list, including taking the discarded contents of the china cupboard to the charity store AND more importantly ....weeded the side yard (only about a metre wide and length of the house)....then digging up some ribbon grass clumps from a neighbours' yard and transplanting them.

Hopefully they'll take hold and prosper in this neglected area, so my neighbours will have lovely clumps of ornamental grass to enjoy and not worry about stepping on when they get out of their cars, as this ugly strip is alongside their driveway.

The Rose of Sharons I started from seeds years ago are doing just fine (had to cut them down to size again..meaning keeping them at 6')...but the ground underneath has been problematic and I always feel sorry for the eyesore that doesn't like to grow grass. This hardy ground cover should be prolific in the poor soil and put up with much abuse...heaven knows I haven't been able to kill it in the backyard in spite of my abuse of it.

Not that I've tried to kill it...I LIKE it a lot. It's MY kind of perennial...hardy as heck. I just ignore it except for a good spring raking to get rid of the dead leaves.

IN FACT it's the reason my neighbour across the way asked me to take AS MUCH AS I WANTED because she finds it maddeningly invasive and rues the day she stuck it in the ground.


20 clumps heeled in ~ go crazy boys!!
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