GROUND COVER (LIROPE – Monkey Grass)
Some of the best ground covers are natives of Asia about thirty (30) varieties of a genera called Liriope. Now there are two types of liriope, one the other muscari. These two species have many interchangeable common names lilyturf, monkey grass, variegated lilieturf, and blue lilieturf. When looking for any of these one must remember the difference between the two, muscari types are clumping and spicata types are spreading. The majorities in the market are muscari types, they come in green or variegated with either white or yellow leaves. The flowers can be purple, blue or white. Continue reading
GROUND HOG DAY
Well the first month of the year is over, and as winters from the past it was not unpleasant. The perception was down from the average but in this winter in Missouri we received one (1”) inch we will be thankful. Like a lot of times Mother Nature comes back on the first day of February we have already gotten one half of an inch (.5”).
Today is what my father called a great holiday. No it is not really a holiday but he would talk about as he felt it was the coming of spring. He also knew he would have to start plowing to get the garden ready for the rest of us to plant. There is a great article in the ‘Farmers Almanac’ telling how any why ‘Ground Hog’ Day came about. Continue reading