Culling Plants

The one maple tree I have found in California. White Cloud Mt.

The one maple tree I have found in California. White Cloud Mt.

When you have a collection of plants, and limited space, how do you get rid of ones you no longer want, or have room for. It seems such a waste to throw them away. And in my case I don’t have pots I can put them in to give them away. Also many times I have no one who really wants them. 

Here is a bit of neglected space I have been guerrilla gardening in.

Here is a bit of neglected space I have been guerrilla gardening in.

I came up with a solution. It is a bit like guerrilla gardening. I found a section of the grounds at my apartment building that is neglected. It gets consistent water from the sprinklers, and has a very old layer of bark mulch. It gets the same sun as my deck, so the plants will not be loosing sun.

I have planted a mini rose, a morning-glory that had been cut way back, and scattered some of the expired seeds I have held on to. Time will tell how well these plants do or if they die, or get pulled up.

One thought on “Culling Plants

  1. This is a wonderful way to use plants you no longer want in your garden. I often give plants away to friends, or donate them to a local community gardening program for them to either use in their gardens, or to sell at their annual plant sale. I love to divide plants to distribute…plants that are dividable are plants that keep on giving.

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