Thursday, July 16, 2015

Naughty Tip

I'm not sure if this is a helpful hint or a tip to make you argue with your spouse. I'll let you decide.
This is the row of crappy peonies in the front yard. In the Spring, there are also tulips and some other flower that comes up. I am terrible at flower names, its a damned miracle that I know tulips.
I don't like this monstrosity. It is a raggedy mess after the ugly peonies bloom.  It needs to be dug up or set on fire or something. The problem with our house and yard is too many previous owners decided to leave their damned mark in the yard and add ugly and hard to fix problems. I wish an itchy crotch on the idiot that added this mess.
It is so straggly and the weeds take over quickly. I have spent many, many hours cursing the old owners weeding that I finally came up with a plan. 
I planted wild flower seeds from the Dollar tree and I let them take over. It was just a pink box of seeds that I shook on the ground a few years ago and now they reseed themselves. Den hates the wild flowers. He says that it makes it look even more overgrown. Perhaps but he isn't the one weeding.
Now if I could only find a way to have our trees look more like these, I wouldn't think about tearing them out.
Perverse gardener,
Sonya Ann


Anne in the kitchen said...

I really love peonies, but have little luck growing them. If you are going to live in my black thumb garden you can't be a sissy plant that demands a lot of love and attention. If the wildflowers make you happy go for it. I like them because they are pretty and demand little from me. Fortunately the people who lived in my house prior to me did not really garden at all, so I had to put stuff in rather than take it out. I think it's much easier to plant than to pull, but that's just me.

Cheapchick said...

OMG where did you get those tree photos :) You are always good for a laugh!

Elephant's Child said...

Peonies? Jealous thought. I love them and my green finger turns brown where they are concerned.
Love your wildflowers.
My partner likes to plant in straight lines. I hate it. So I let him plant that way - and then go along planting things in front, behind and between where he has been. His lines are still there, but I can't see them. Gardening and the kitchen are food for arguments...

Janie Junebug said...

Your trees are rather erotic . . . or pornographic, I'm not sure which. I like wild flowers. I put out wildflower seeds during the spring. Not one single flower poked its head out.


Frances said...

Only you would find those tree pictures.

Hubby's philosophy of gardening is to stick it in the ground or pot and if it grows good. If it dies, just put something else there. LOL!

Sonya Ann said...

Anne in the kitchen-I'm so sick of trying to figure out how to fix this mess and pull everything. From what I have heard it is a miserable job to try and dig up peonies.
I buy so many flowers in the year because I "lose" so many to my thumb of death.

Sonya Ann said...

Cheapchick-I'm good at finding ways to draw attention from my problems.

Sonya Ann said...

Elephant's Child-I love to plant in straight lines. I like a tidy yard and garden but unfortunately, the plants take over and stop looking tidy. I envy people that can have landscapers and hardscapers come in and fix their yards.

Sonya Ann said...

Janie Junebug-The seeds that I threw down were cheap, quick and easy. Just like someone we know and pretty durable too.

Sonya Ann said...

Frances-I wish I had one in the front yard. THAT WOULD BE THE BEST THING EVER!!!!
He seems to have life figured out.