The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

James Waddick
Mon, 05 May 2008 20:57:19 PDT
Dear Friends,
	The Good		carefree, easy and dependable landscape impact

	The Bad		can't grow, no matter how often or where I try them

	The Ugly		weeds that come up in every square 
inch and have to pulled year after year.

	Thinking anew about the latter, and with the chief suspect ( 
Ornithogalum umbellatum) in bloom. Gee it looks a lot like Iphieon 
'Albert Castillo' only easier and cheaper.
	Come to think of it,  I don't think there is any really weedy 
bulb here; even the Pinellias are easy to control and I rarely  feel 
like I have to pull them up. Allium triquetrum I've tried a couple of 
times without any luck. It's in the 'ugly' category above. 
Alstroemeria  aurantiaca... I wish.  But speaking of Hellebores 
(Susan), the x orientalis types self seed very freely, but I just 
donated a couple hundred to a local shade garden sale. Not a problem.
	The only thing close is the variegated xPolygonatum odoratum 
which seems to spread further and further afield each year. Again I 
donated 50 plus to the shade sale to keep them out of the paths.

	I have plenty of weeds, but not a bulb among them. ...or 
should I cross my fingers and say "YET"?

		Best	Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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