Larry.s Creative Zone
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Stop to smell the roses and mockorange blooms.......
In my backyard stands a very old mockorange bush. It is overgrown and really isn't very good looking anymore. The blooms and the smell are so wonderful though as they seem to be the last flowering shrub to bloom in spring. Other neighbors have this plant and some have killed theirs by cutting them back and others have the same large shrub with lots of dead wood to be removed.
I am not a big fan of this plant, spiderwort, as it won't stay standing. A light rain makes it lay flat on the ground. I don't know if I need to move it to a sunnier location but it's in partial shade and never stays vertical. I had the magenta color of this plant but my field lilies crowded it out.
I can see now that my neighbor must have driven up my drive and sprayed some creeping charlie. I think it is drifting spray the took out the leaves of my old fashion rose bushes and as you can see this hosta plant. He means well but he must have had some residue weed killer in that tank instead of just trimax. Trimax doesn't affect anything but creeping charlie but knowing him he must have had some other chemical that spread by the windy day. He treats my boulevard along the road on Sundays when we are not home and I have never had any problem before this year. He and I will need to talk.
I don't think the overspray is going to stop the bushes from blooming but once the blooms are gone I will trim everything down to the ground.
Wednesday is here and we had a nice rain last night. I got my zinnia bed planted and some sweet potato plants set into the ground. My tomatoes are growing well and I am making some headway with the hand weeding. The grass is hard to keep up with this time of the year. Thanks for stopping in.........