Thanks to everyone who helped on Saturday with the group project day!
One of the big jobs done on Saturday was the removal of the morning glories that had started to take over the fence. Here's a post from the group project day organizer Susan Steinbrock about the importance of weeding these out of our garden:
Be aware of the damage morning glories can do when they wrap themselves around other plants. Then there are the seeds which are very prolific and give us a brand new crop every year (see photo to see what these seedlings look like). This year's was exceptionally fruitful since Janet Murray, our past group project day and morning glory squasher, moved to Washington State. She would never let them get past their seedling phase and that's the easiest way to keep the population down. A lot of people like morning glories and I agree they have their place in this world (a great covering for the port-a-san). Their color and flower is very cheerful and they grow really easily. But, along with other invasive plants, they don't belong in places where people are trying to grow other plants nearby. So, the best thing to do is nip it in the bud, as they say, before they flower or even before they get past that seedling stage. They grow really fast once they get going I've seen them this summer in a matter of days, wrapping themselves around many plants in the garden.
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