Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What To Do With Extra Plants or Rumble in the Tree Pits

I seem to always pick plants for the garden that spread all over. Self seeders, stoloniferous plants, runners running every which way. Oenothera, Chrysanthemum Koreanum, Eupatorium, perennial sunflower, seaside solidago, alchillea -garden and field varietiesasters.

What to do with these spreading plants. I started putting them in the new tree pits across the street. There is a dirt strip there full of grasses and amaranth and other unidentified weeds. So I put my spreaders in the new tree pits and we'll see what wins out.  

Hopefully not the dog walkers. While planting, I found three plastic bags filled with dog shit and tied up -left in the tree pit. Why go through all the trouble of bagging your dog's business and then throw it on the sidewalk? 

Anyhow, I don't water these guys in the garden, so my hope is they'll take root over there and spread.


  1. D.a.r.g.s. Who needs them?

    You said stoloniferous...

    We have dog-plagued tree pits at work on the LES. I just. don't. get it.

  2. Better than coloniferous...

    When I was a kid I hated picking up dogerdo in the back yard. Now I'm an adult and if I had a dog, I'd pick it up.


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