Whaaaaat? are we doing?!
There comes a time when even the very best of gardeners throws up their hands and surrenders to the weeds! Alright - I'm done fighting .....almost.
This border has been the home of some of our first daylilies and lilies, an assortment of perennials and an increasing population of weeds. Some of the "weeds" were lovely ("wild" sweetpea) and some were just plain annoying (i'm looking at you, pigweed!!!). This year we finally came to the conclusion that weeding was going to take far more time than doing a complete make over.
Out came the plants we want to keep, and down went the commercial grade landscape fabric and MULCH - thick mulch! As the summer progresses, all the remaining weeds and roots will be baking away under cover. Next spring we replant.
Meanwhile, John never has enough room for the tomato plants or pepper plants. Now all we have to do is remember to keep them, watered!