Johnny Jump Ups

marricgardensMay 23, 2012

I just spent the past 2 hours digging these b**** out of my flowerbed. I actually found a daylily that these were hiding! Last year I had a few JJU but I never dreamed they would travel so fast that they would take over 12' of the bed! They are so pretty but I've never had them this invasive before. Now I can see the gaps where I need new plants. Before I do that, I need to add some more new topsoil. We're finally getting some nice weather but I'm wishing for some of the rain we had last month, it's really starting to get dry here. Marg

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nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)

Hee hee ! (sorry)

You must have been like me and let them go to seed instead of snipping them off first =:)

Mine hopped into the lawn two years ago, but didn't reappear the next year.

I love them though (sentimental value) so I'd never have the heart to dig them up.

BTW We had nice weather last week and it's going to be crappy all this week. Darnit anyway !

    Bookmark   May 23, 2012 at 6:39PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

They're crazy! But my granddaughter loves them so i try not to dig them out - too many of them, that is! ;D

    Bookmark   May 23, 2012 at 8:26PM
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marricgardens

NAF: I don't mind them in the lawn. Each time they are mowed down they seem to get shorter and makes the lawn look nice!
Marcia: I've left a few that will surely spread by next year again. Guess I'm just a glutton for punishment! Marg

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 8:53AM
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jel48(Z4 Michigan)

I like them too! Now, vinca, that's another matter altogether!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 9:12AM
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bdgardener(3 AB)

I love them too, you just need to have a four year old around and tell her she can pick as many as she wants. Kayleigh feeds them to our chickens. Cheryl

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 5:32PM
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