Aggressive Plants Test Patience

It seems ironic that we gardeners are in a constant battle with plants that grow too prolifically in our gardens while babying others that apparently would rather grow anywhere else. The more I think about this, the more I wonder if it’s possible we’ve been looking at this the wrong way. Perhaps we should embrace those exuberant plants that are trying to take over our gardens.

Unfortunately, I’m having a difficult time doing that. After multiple weeding and tidying sessions in my flower beds this season, I’ve compiled a list of the top five plants that are sorely trying my patience.

The first is phlox David. With his extreme cold hardiness and white blossoms that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, how could I not love him? Well, I do love him, but only in reasonable quantities. No matter how hard I try to rein him in, David does not appear to be getting the message that I want him to stay where he was planted…..Click Here To Keep Reading

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