Ever have a plant that is perfect for your garden or landscape, but continually takes over space? One of the easiest cures for invasive plants that spread their roots through the ground, such as Yarrow, is to cut out the bottom of a bucket and push the bucket down into the spot where you would like to plant it. Then, plant the Yarrow in the bucket, where it will remain contained.
NEED SHORTER PLANTS?
If your favorite plants all seem to be too tall for your garden, check out the new dwarf varieties of some of our favorite flowers. Bee Balm, Shasta Daisies, Coreopsis, Hostas, Pachysandra, and Lamium, can now be found in shorter heights.
KEEP ON TRIMMIN'
Remember to keep removing all the spent flowers and trim back such flowers as petunias, impatiens, geraniums, and peter's gold bidens when they become long and leggy. They will quickly come back with even more foliage and blooms than before.