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Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
May 10, 2017 7:55 AM CST
Is that a newly laid path? Will you interplant with anything, or just keep it clear? I love the clean look, but find that difficult to maintain. I've tried various plants between stones but haven't found a clear 'winner' yet.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Anita
West Fulton, NY (Zone 5a)
"Let food be thy medicine...."
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Lioba
May 13, 2017 6:32 AM CST
Deb,

Thank you very much.

This is a redo. I first laid the path with weed cloth. I believe weed cloth is great for growing weeds and making it very difficult to get them out. Weed cloth gone! I am never using that again. The previous owner used plastic every where. It pains me.

Anyway. I can't keep it clear but at least the weeds just grow huge and are easier to remove. Hilarious! I read a little about types of ground cover that can be used. I have moss between some of the original flagstones to my door and actually weed the moss. It is easy but I feel like Martha Stewart for some reason. I went up and down my road, in the meadow and in my yard to look for low lying plants/weeds. I would love to do all thyme but I would dig up too much of the meadow. So for now, I planted what I found and see what takes. All can handle foot traffic. Oh I am starting at the edge to discourage other plants/weeds from intruding.

I suggest local semi-invasive weeds. Free!

Thank you again for the compliment. It encourages me to move forward.
-Anita
Its easy for me to believe in miracles when science can't explain why a blade of grass has its shape and that is just one plant and one attribute.
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Deer Organic Gardener Ferns Herbs Beavers
Dragonflies Spiders! Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Birds Fruit Growers
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Bonehead
May 13, 2017 8:10 AM CST
I agree on the weed cloth! I've tried that in a couple places and end up with weeds that seed themselves in the top mulch, then wiggle their roots through the weed cloth, making it nye impossible to pull out.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Anita
West Fulton, NY (Zone 5a)
"Let food be thy medicine...."
Cat Lover Dog Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Bee Lover Herbs
Organic Gardener Frugal Gardener
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Lioba
May 15, 2017 8:00 PM CST
Agreed! Weed cloth was invented to grow weeds.
Its easy for me to believe in miracles when science can't explain why a blade of grass has its shape and that is just one plant and one attribute.

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