Return to the Ozarks Region Forum | Post a Follow-Up

wild garden

Posted by helenh z6 MO (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 20, 13 at 13:42

wild garden photo August202013028_zpsc6cacbe9.jpgseedling crepe myrtle photo August202013003_zps8fb5bcf9.jpgsun coleus I love them photo August202013017_zpscc7e94b3.jpgThe lavender crepe myrtle is a seedling that popped up by itself. Sun Coleus never disappoint me. Mine is in a big pot otherwise I would have to water often. Bugs don't usually like them; all they want is water and good potting mix. The tall grass is from the Master Gardeners' sale it is giant reed grass. Where it is it won't hurt if it takes over.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: wild garden

Your wild garden looks better than most of my 'maintained' and I use that word loosely, ones!

I like the Sun Coleus too. Yours is a particularly good color.

RE: wild garden

Looks great Helen! How tall do think that grass is? I have Zebra grass and get very lazy about cutting it back in the spring like I should.
It was a busy summer for me with family in the hospital and other things going on and my flowers are all having to share space with weeds. My whole yard has a wild look. I don't worry too much about getting behind except for the Japanese Honeysuckle that I can't seem to get rid of even when I take the time to dig it all out. I can't imagine how bad that's going to be next year since I let it go this summer and pulled out very little.

RE: wild garden

I have given up on J honeysuckle and have decided to just enjoy the smell. There is one area where I planted some small crepe myrtles that I want to clear of it. Right now I have clematis blooming and very fragrant. I hate it and pull it out but now that it is blooming I am letting it go. It is worse than the honeysuckle in my opinion. After it blooms I will be pulling it again because there will be a billion seeds. I actually moved blister beetle on to it last month but they didn't eat enough of it. The gray blister beetles love it.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Ozarks Region Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here