Friday, November 14, 2008
We'll try AGAIN
This is a troublesome little piece of our property. Before the barrels, there were rose bushes. Whoever planted them and made this planter must have been crazy because there is only a few inches of dirt. Needless to say, the roses died. Then we went with ground cover. How about mint? It grows crazy and smells wonderful. It grew crazy alright, even hopping the sidewalk and is in the other side bed as well. But the mint gets little white bugs that strip it completely. So, you have to always be spraying it. So some years back we tore out the mint, put plastic and bark down. Then we added the barrels. That will be easy, right? NOT! Everything we put int here dies also. In the summer, it just gets so hot and the soil just never seems to be right. I'm up for ideas! Right now, they look nice....but who knows how long that will last!