Thursday, November 04, 2010

The mint that took over the world

I enjoy my mums. They are such tough little flowers; they keep on going into November most years.

I'm not nearly as fond of the mint that grows like wildfire next to the mums. It tries to infiltrate the mums. It spreads in between the lilies and the daffodils. It smells good, but it is a very aggressive bully of a plant!

Enter the resourceful Daisy. Dirty cardboard, big bags from bunny litter, large pieces of thick non-recyclable cardboard and layered paper.

Next: convince Chuck to help. Dig out as much mint as possible. Cover area with paper layers and cardboard. Toss a layer of gravel on top to weigh it down. Later, when there's time, I'll bring up a wheelbarrow load of compost and/or dirt to cover the paper and gravel. Next spring there may be a few sprigs of mint coming up, but I can handle those.

That's what mojitos are for, right?

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Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

We have a mint invasion here, too. What began as a little cutting has taken over an entire bed!

11/04/2010 1:37 PM  

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