yellow lady slippers - advice sought
I have this new and wonderful thing in my garden and am seeking advice about nurturing these. They showed up under an azalea last summer - if there was one there before, I did not see it. Now this spring there are even more. I have been very careful not to disturb them as clearly they like the spot. But the azalea is growning and there are other things in the vicinity which are vigorous spreaders, like lily of the valley and common perrenial geranium.
My thought is...keep an eye that these things don't encroach by "weeding" around the lady slipper colony. I have also trimmed back a couple of the lowest branches of the azalea as they were getting all tangled up w. the l. slippers. Did as minimal a job as possible.
Well...perhapsn I am doing the right things, but just wanted those of you who have more experience to weigh in!