Sunday, June 27, 2010

Where This Stood

False Spirea



This now stands.

Daylily -- Spiritual Corridor



It will take a couple of years before it puts out a lot of scapes, but it is already in bud and has a beautiful flower.



Please, don't ever plant False Spirea. Ellen was kind enough to point out that it was highly invasive and advised me to get rid of it, immediately. I'm glad I did so. In the three weeks or so that this thing was in the ground, it had put out at least six new shoots, and I had to dig and dig in the hole, to make sure I got all of the new roots out. This plant is beautiful, but evil. It's now in a garbage bag in my garage. I'm going to leave it there for a couple of months, before I throw it out in the garbage, because I want to make sure it's dead.

7 comments:

Terry said...

Oh my! What a shame. But the daylily is lovely.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I was at a small nursery yesterday and saw False Spirea and thought it was interesting that the owner said the exact thing you have about it. She only had one plant and told me that she only recommends it to those who live in subdivisions and not the country. I wondered if that would make a difference...

Sharon said...

The lily is beautiful! I certainly don't want any more invasive plants, I already have a couple that I can't get rid of!

Tina said...

Wow that is a beautiful flower. Love the colouring.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I know you said it's evil, but it's so pretty.
If it's so invasive, it might be wonderful to have here in our tough, dry living environment. Not much can survive here unless it's tough and hardy, so most flowers can't live here.


~Lisa

Ninny said...

I'll sure watch out for that stuff! I already have plenty of invasive plants in my flowerbeds!

Liz

Roses and Lilacs said...

I added Spiritual Corridor to my garden this year. The photos are lovely, can't wait to see mine bloom.
Marnie