I’ve decided to start a new serious of posts called “learn from my mistakes.” In these (probably all too frequent) posts I’ll be exposing some of the stupid mistakes I’ve made in my garden in hopes that you can avoid doing the same. First up we’ll start with…
Don’t plant a Yucca under a tree. Seemed like a good idea, and it works fine for 50 weeks of the year. But if you live for your Yucca blooms then you’re going have to tie them up to keep them from pulling the plant out of the ground as they reach for the sun. And other times you might just loose the bloom all together as it shoots up into the tree canopy.
Don’t plant a vine in the grass without somehow marking it.
Hoping to disguise a plain chain link gate (needed to keep the dog from chasing every passing bicyclist) I planted a Passion Flower at the base. It had just opened the first of many blooms, I was in love. Then the other day I started cutting the long grass that I couldn’t get to with the mower. I cut the stem of the vine off even with the ground. I am an idiot. And now my gate looks like this, no vine, no flowers, no style.
Don’t wait to deal with pests in the garden.
Otherwise your beautiful Impatiens Omeiana will look like this.