6/26/2007

Do you have Mike's number?

I'm thinking he's my only hope to get rid of something I planted about three years ago.
This is Oriental Limelight Artemisia. Memorize it. NEVER plant this, unless you have about 37 acres, or have a nice big pot. The first couple of years it looked nice - really full. The third year I started ripping it out. I'll never be OLA free. It's popping up over five feet from the original spot.
Lesson learned: Read pot labels carefully, and believe it.

7 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this the plant that has flowers that look sort of tropical and are nice for arranging? Lindy has a lot of it? I've been wanting to buy some. ~ Michele

Tracie said...

I can't remember if it flowers; I never let it get that far along. Most people get this for the foliage. It looks nice in flower arrangements. If I had known Roz was gonna get married last year, I would have let it go a little wild. Only enough now for a couple vases.

Sadie Lou said...

Um, two words--Ice Plant.

Very evil stuff. I will black list your enemy as well.

Tracie said...

Hi Sadie,
There are so many that I cast my evil eye on: Mexican primrose & lychnis to name a couple. Like the looks of them, just don't like how pushy they are. Thanks for the tip on Ice Plant.

Anonymous said...

Use either agent orange or a small nuclear weapon. That should do the trick. Do not let Tom and the boys have the weapons cause they would have a great 4th of July! Dad

Anonymous said...

Better yet Tracie, you might cover the plants with cilantro. For certain that will get rid of the problem. It will also keep all wild animals out of your yard cause they do not like "CILANTRO". Dad

Tracie said...

I was thinking of pouring gas on it and setting a small fire. Best not with the high fire danger. How should I apply the cilantro? Make a paste or should I make some of that dressing or salsa? That way I could have a snack while gardening.