I wanted to replant the poor plants I yanked out to make sure the tree removal company didn't squash or kill them in their "removal" of my sumac.
They had been waiting patiently on the deck in many pots .. pouting to this point now.
So I had to try and remove as much of the roots from hell in that area to give them a chance to let their own roots settle in and get ready for winter !
Spring would see me yanking them out again to plant Golden Spirit smoke bush .. then that section would be finished ... for a while ?
The tree removal company told us to "salt" the trunk to kill the tap root which is a real problem with sumacs.
So sweetie drilled holes in the truck and applied the salt we use to keep from slipping on in the winter .. that one seemed to be the recommend type conveniently since we had it on hand.
Then cover with plastic and let it sit over the winter to do its job.
So .. I thought a few pictures of before and after might keep me on track with what is going on in the garden!
The last picture I took late September with my beauty in it.
Now for the afters
The replanted .. plants.
Lady's Mantle that is so old it is one of the original from 10 years ago or more ..
How old can they get ? I have an anise hyssop that is 12 !!!
After some rain and cooler temps the grass and plants are green again ... but frost is on its way and so is that white stuff ... and I have loads of chores to do before it happens .. EEEEKKKK !!!