I know that lots of you readers know infinitely more about gardening than I do, so tonight I would like to pick your brains and ask your advice. There is a plant that seems to be trying to take over the perennial beds at the front of the Manse, and I am deeply suspicious of it. But before I rip it out, I turn to you.
What is it? Where did it come from? Is it trying to eat my perennials? Here’s another photo of it apparently trying to overwhelm some perfectly nice plants:
Am I right to yank it out? (Because, you know, I won’t do anything until I hear the wisdom of the community. Especially since my own garden wisdom is nonexistent.)
I do, however, want you to know that all is not lost in the Manse garden. There are success stories galore! (All having to do with the good gardeners who planted and cared for the perennials long before Raymond and I bought the Manse.) Here’s one, beautiful narcissus:
And here’s another, a close-to-the-ground plant whose name I know not but whose mauve blooms are so beautiful at this time of year:
There is so much to appreciate in our garden. But should the intruder – if it is an intruder – be booted out?