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RE: Airways have been so quiet

Were you at my house today Kitty-- sounds familiar....:(

Other than painting that darn Canadian thistle with roundup- does anyone
know a better way to get rid of it! 


> Holy Toledo - Weeds!
> I just spent 4 hours weeding / deadheading the entrance garden at CES.
> This
> is a bed that is supposed to more or less take care of itself, but we
> have one MG who volunteered to keep it in shape.  That bed is pretty
> the first thing you see as you come up the drive.  It is filled with
> asiatic
> lilies and orienpets, peonies, daylilies, dwarf lilies and is fronted
> some sedum.  There's a crabapple tree to one side and a huge telephone
> pole
> in the middle.  It is backed by another newer bed, that is sparse with
> few
> viburnums and some orienpet lilies.  Total size, I'd guess about 30 ft
> 20ft.
> I stopped in to deadhead a few daylilies near my own garden and I just
> couldn't take it anymore.  The whole thing was covered in bindweed -
> kudzu - which was in full bloom.  It was thick with canadian thistle,
> in bloom, at various heights to 3 ft.  I knew the guy who was 'taking
> care'
> of it was planning to paint the leaves of the bindweed as an
experiment -
> but geez - the time had passed.  Some of the weeds were setting seed.
> peonies had never been deadhead and were rotting under the blanket of
> bindweed which held the moisture in.  The asiatic lilies and most of
> daylilies all needed deadheading too, though the bindweed loved
> around the flower stems. The crab had about thirty 2-3 ft sprouts
> from the ground all around it.  I ripped out as much bindwed and
> as
> I could manage.  I filled 3 heaping wheel barrows full of crap.
> So, when your weeds 'get away from you', just remember the garden is
> always
> weedier on the other side.
> Kitty

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