Thursday, October 20, 2005
"Doo, Doo, Doo, Lookin Out My Back Door"
With apologies to John Fogarty, it's actually my front door view.
This view is looking East from my front porch. If you walked through those trees, you would come to my pond...the pond of elusive catfish. The green carpet beneath the trees in the foreground is an exotic mistake I made. Boston Fern.
I had a boston fern hanging basket that petered out and I emptied it in the leaf litter. OOPs! It's in the yard proper, so exotics like ginger, bamboo, and other ornamentals are allowed, but I know it's thinking about a run for the woods. I have started replacing parts of 'ferngully' with native spiderworts and I now have a source of native ferns to transplant (more on THAT this weekend) so the boston ferns will eventually go.
It will be a long battle, but they aren't as fast as many spreaders, so I'm not stressing over it.
Posted by R.Powers at 9:05 PM