I’m feeling adventurous this morning.
“The earth is calling me, and I must go…go and dig.” ~ Shannon, DirtNKids Blog
But first, some flowers. Ah. So nice. The pink periwinkle and red hibiscus greet me on the better half of our front walkway. After a rainfall, the cenzio erupts into clumps of pink flowers above my entryway. So happy and pleasing they are. It may be time to trim the hedges while I’m at it.
Then there’s the other side. It is plagued with torpedo grass, the most invasive grass species on my property, quite possibly the most invasive grass species known to man. And all of this stuff must be removed before I can plant anything.
Here. Let’s have a closer look.
This is no ordinary grass. It cannot be killed with chemicals (yes, I’ve tried them all). If one single trace of root or stolon is left in tact, a new plant will grow from it. Think bermuda grass, only this stuff — and what you see here is only 3 week’s growth, un-whipped — is hip-high. Nothing else can be planted until this stuff is gone. My battle with torpedo grass is currently 5 years and counting.
The temperature is quite cool on the north (shade) side of the house, so once I press that “Publish” button on this post, I’m off with my shovel and boots and gloves to go get dirty (quite possibly my favorite thing in the world), the kids plugged in to the electronic babysitter.
I really want to be a winner today. I have no idea why I’m tackling grass which has proven to be my nemesis.
The contest of my last post resulted in my being a loser.
Thank you all for voting for me anyway. I certainly do appreciate each and every one of you taking the time to put in your vote!
Hey! I guess there’s an upside.
For once, I got out-dorked by someone else.