Sunday, August 28, 2022

Well, well, well

A week or so ago, I dug up all the clary sage plants and weeds that were growing in the little strip around the base of the real fake well. The sage plants get too big for that spot, so something else has to be done. In our first years here, we planted flowers like marigolds there and they did well. However, in more recent years, the few times I tried, snails and slugs devoured them. So now it's time to try something else.

You can't see them in this photo, but there are hens and chicks planted inside the well.

I've been wanting to get some day lilies for a while, so I think I'm going to look for some when the bulbs and rhizomes show up in the garden stores this fall. They are supposedly drought tolerant, like poor soil, and are resistant to heat spells. In the meantime, I'll keep pulling up the weeds as they grow and we'll enjoy the bare look until next spring.


  1. Sometimes we just have to start over. Day lilies should do well there (no pun intended). ;)

  2. I had suggested the yellow jasmine for inside the well. It would grow well in the fake well, and it would be a nice yellow touch in winter!

  3. bettyann, stay tuned!

    evelyn, we shall see.

    judy, better than it did all overgrown, that's for sure!

    chm, a possibility.

  4. I am very fond of rock wells.

    1. michael, I knew that about you. LOL!


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