Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Why I Don't Have to Trim My Liriope
My liriope border runs along the driveway in the front of the house. You can't see it in this photo but its beyond the sedum (brown dried flowers) and the lavender. At this time of year it still shows some green.
When I had it at my old home I would have to prune back the old growth to make way for the new. I don't have to do that here because I have pruners who stop by fairly regularly - the four-legged kind. I caught them in the act today.
This was at 2:30 pm. I thought they were dusk animals. First one visited my bird feeder then went around to the front.
I went up into the loft for a better view.
Eventually there were 4 out there chewing away. Two others stuck to what they could find in the woods.
I finally went out the front door to scare them away. Now as I write this they are back but on the east side of the house along either side of the driveway nibbling what green grass shoots they can find. Snow is in the forecast so maybe that's why they are out at this hour of the day.