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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Elephant ears, ICW, Roscoe

Since returning from Provence a lot of my time has gone to taking my garden back from nature. When you are gone 8 weeks in mid-summer, and there is abundant rain, you come back to jungle. I have been clearing and replacing plants with smaller and slower growing herbs and ornamentals. Elephant ears are a lovely accent plant. Their leaves are about a foot in length when you plant them. Soon they get much bigger. The largest of theses leaves is about a yard (1 meter) in length and the plant has a ten foot (3 meter) spread. All of this would be ducky except that, once established, elephant ears spread rampantly. So, a lot of pulling and dumping.  I hope to get back to posting more as Autumn slows the garden down.

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