Friday, March 16, 2012

TAKE OVER BID

A serious attempt has been made to take over the pathway behind the walled garden.


 I am powerless to do anything about it.


You might think that this was a bed edged with limestone and planted with bluebonnets. When it is actually a pathway edged with limestone running along the edge of the septic field. You can see the bluebonnets are so dominant that nothing else can match their ability to smother all in its path.


And this is a vegetable bed in which bluebonnets may have met their match. The blanket flower looks poised to overpower. Much as I love our native Texas bluebonnet I just wish it would stay in the right place; the septic field.

14 comments:

  1. Jenny, there are worse plants to have misbehaving... Just beautiful!

    (I'm going to start more bluebonnet seeds tomorrow -- your photo convinced me I don't have nearly enough!)

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  2. A lovely invasion! Seems like their stone path
    They are so charming that I could not remove.

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  3. The same thing is happening this year in my decomposed granite driveway, bluebonnets,homestead verbena, and larkspur. But the real thug in my garden are the pink primroses. I do love a drift of them, but I'm almost sorry they got started because it seems they won't be happy until they are the only ones left! This, after I pulled out 2/3 of them last year. They must be so efficient at re-seeding that this made no difference at all. Your word "powerless" comes to mind!

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  4. I don't feel sorry for you. lol.

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  5. That is funny. Growing just outside where you want them. They do seem to like your pathways.
    I haven't seen any in our neighborhood. I think our deer eat any and all of those plants. Yes, I know they're not 'supposed to'. Our deer don't know the rules.
    We don't even have the evening primrose. I have seen the yellow evening primrose once, but none this year, yet.

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  6. Beautiful! I would love it if they took over my yard like that every spring.

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  7. Nice path! Rockrose does not play by the rules, so cutting edge:-)

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  8. Jenny, those bluebonnets just love that decomposed granite, don't they? If this is the worst thing to happen to your garden, then you're in good shape (grandmother's proverb). Gorgeous show!

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  9. Your bluebonnets are just gorgeous. Your garden obviously suits them -- and the blanket flower is wonderful too.

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  10. That's an impressive invasion! Gorgeous too!

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  11. They are beautiful and so happy in your garden. gail

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  12. OMG...those Bluebonnets are the most charming thing ever!

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