after years of thinking about growing monarch butterflies enjoy it!
it’s been almost exactly 8 years since i took a photo of the descendants of grandma ida’s poet daffodils so i thought it was high time for another.
i look at the red, ornate blooms on the roses i bought kris for our 17+7 year wedding anniversary ( I KNOW! YOU NEVER SUSPECTED I COULD BE SUCH A TRADITIONALIST! ) and i hear a professorial voice in my head say, ”floridus!” which in latin means, “blooming, flowery” and the root of the english word florid which is an adjective with a primary meaning of “having a red appearance” and a secondary meaning of “elaborate or excessively intricate”.
i have about a 120 feet of ditch lilies that a previous homeowner planted along our driveway. sure they’re purty ( sort of ) but i’d love to remove them and plant trellised grapes in their place. my understanding is they keep coming baaaaaaaaack.
anyone have any suggestions for non chemical-intensive ways to get rid of them?