All Things Gardening forum: Too much of a good thing

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pdermer1x
May 13, 2018 9:02 AM CST
As much as we all want plants to grow "into their own", sometimes they just take over. I've started to take out some over-zealous spiderwort and blue-eyed grass. Here are my initial piles. I'd love to see pictures of other folks' problems.

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 13, 2018 11:01 AM CST
4-8 year old Fishtail fern currently on the ground away from construction, just keep getting bigger. They, along with my 5 Boston Fern are pot bound. Bigger pots mean bigger, heavier plants. If I divide them, I'll have 18!


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I set a clump of Butterfly Ginger aside in a blank area for GF to pick up. She never came. They've taken over this bed (with 3 dwarf trees on it!). Not the perfect sunny place for them but they aren't complaining! I thin regularly.


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I Love Toad Lily. But seriously? I had the trees uplifted so they could get a little sun and this happens. They go dormant and I forget about them. But this year....nope!


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Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 13, 2018 11:10 AM CST
These are my volunteer Spiderwort in a rock bed. They call them Cow Slobber in these here parts. They have spread within the rock bed and nextdoor into a bed that never gets tended to. (Actually it looks nice when the yellow Trailing Daisy blooms beneath them.) They've been there for 4-5 years. I hope the rocks keep them from taking over?


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Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
East TN
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pdermer1x
May 13, 2018 1:15 PM CST
I love your "weedies", @ShadyGreenThumb. I've never seen Butterfly ginger or Fishtail fern, and never saw toad lily go wild like that. This reminds me that "a weed is just a flower growing in the wrong place"

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