Sunday, January 12, 2014

Liriope

We inherited a lot of liriope, aka monkey grass or creeping lilyturf, when we first moved into our house over 15 years ago.  As you can imagine, it has grown and spread like crazy and now covers way too much of the garden.  To get rid of it, you have to dig it up.  The root system is amazing.  


I do, however, love the pretty blueish purple flowers in the summer.  

So Galen is digging up the liriope along the back fence near our veggie garden.  This will mean more space for veggies this summer.


I am already planning the veggie garden and ways to use the new space.  I hope to get a lot more out of the garden this coming year! 

7 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

It is a lovely day to be working in the garden and dreaming of summer veggies. Last summer we didn't have a garden because we were not sure where the sunny spots were in our new house. This year we are building raised beds again and I can hardly wait to play in the soil!

mississippi artist said...

I need to see if I can talk my hubby into digging up some monkey grass for me too! I am like you I do love the blooms-it is beautiful mixed with pink roses in the summertime.Always something to do in a garden.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

It is a lovely day to be working in the garden and dreaming of summer veggies. Last summer we didn't have a garden because we were not sure where the sunny spots were in our new house. This year we are building raised beds again and I can hardly wait to play in the soil!

Balisha said...

I'm reading your post and comments and trying not to be too envious of your days in the sun. I would love to be in the garden for just a day... in between snow storms.I guess that waiting for spring makes us appreciate it all the more.
I do love hearing of garden plans in January.
Balisha

La Vie Quotidienne said...

You are right, it's a great plant but it tends to take over. How nice to have more space for you vegetable garden next year.

Pondside said...

That sounds like a plant for a big, barren area.
Our ground is still too soggy to work, but soon we'll be out there too.

MAYBELLINE said...

Beautiful. I'm always looking for plants that aren't sissies and don't need to be pampered.