Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Something New, #98
Hosta la Vista, Baby
In my unending quest to landscape my yard with free plants, I posted a WANTED message on Freecycle for the first time. I asked if anyone had any perennials they'd like to give away. A woman who lived near my office responded almost immediately, that she had hostas, purple coneflowers, and something else I can't remember, but looks like day lilies.
So the girls and I headed over and she let us dig ourselves silly. I had enough hostas to fill the wayback of the Mom Mobile and enough of the other two to fill my empty passenger seat.
It was about ninety in the shade, but I managed to get everything in the ground. It's my ultimate goal to have the entire front yard rid of grass, since I've aerated and reseeded every fall for the last five years, and still have mostly bald patches. I'm going for the Rainforest Floor look at this point.
BTW, the honeysuckle I nicked from the park didn't die. It started some new growth. Who knows, maybe next year I'll have some blooms.
Also, the Queen Anne's Lace I took from the vacant lot seemed to take, but my CFL told me the thistle was illegal. "ILLEGAL?! I'm not going to smoke it or anything!" Apparently, it's an invasive weed.
I really am a rebel.