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You tell me if it’s working

By Penny Stine

I wrote a month or so ago about my dislike of grass and showed a photo 

of my wildflower area being overrun with grass.  I sprayed a Fertilome product all over the area, and sadly, the grass did not wave a white flag of surrender in an unmistakable sign of its impending demise. 

 

 

 

However, when I've tugged at the grass, it pulls fairly easily out of the ground, and doesn't seem as prolific as it was a month ago. Now, you can actually see the strawberry plants, iris, penstemon, thyme and yarrow. And the one lone daffodil wishing he wasn't so all alone by the mailbox. 

When I sprayed back in March, I killed some of the grass that was starting to emerge, but there's another type that hadn't yet recognized the beginning of its growth season. It's finally starting to emerge and come to life.

Bwah ha ha... just in time for me to kill it. 

Whaddya think? Did the grass killer work???

 

When I'm not getting all Rambo on the grass that dares grow where it shouldn't, I've taken a couple pics of my happy spring garden. 

Every spring, I wish I would have planted more bulbs in the fall, but every fall, I'm usually burned out on gardening and don't want to spend any more money or time on the garden. Last fall, I actually bought a few more bulbs and got them planted.  

 

 

I also planted spinach last fall, which seems to work well, since it's only mid-April and I've already starting picking and eating it.  Although the tender, tiny leaves are tasty, eating it makes me feel worse than Rambo. Because it's not just baby spinach, it's preemie spinach. And that just feels wrong...

I planted the peas sometime in early March. So far, so good. 

 

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