Monday, May 16, 2011

Gardening with Duct Tape

Most of the vegetable garden went in yesterday. We still have a couple of pepper plants and potatoes left, along with all of the seeds: lettuce, carrots, red beets, cucumbers, and squash zinnas, and cosmos, and whatever else we decide we must have.

I finally got around to cleaning up the center garden.
Today's Gardening Tip: I saw grasses in a Greeley shopping center taped up ready to be cut back. 

Works petty good. 

The last of the daffodils: Manley.

Cleaned the bathroom today and freshened it up with fresh cut lilacs. What a treat.

And that was my day.


  1. Hi Ann,
    So funny that you mentioned the duct tape. I also saw grasses duct taped in Greeley while visiting our daughter one week.
    I wondered why and now I see how efficient it is.
    Your garden is massive.

  2. The taped grasses are crying out to be made into witches' broomsticks.

    I have used duct tape, to control floppy bamboos (transparent duct tape looks better); and also to 'fold up' some plants which need protection, prior to Winter.

  3. Gardening with duct tape is something new to me. Love your lilacs in the bathroom.

  4. Duct tape has many uses, giggle, well done!I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs

  5. You are so lucky to have blue skies and sun. We are on day three of rain! Normally it is quite dry here in the summer, but not so much this year.

  6. Hi Ann,
    Thank you for your kind comment (hugs)

    I just read back through your posts can not believe how much your girls have grown! they are beautiful, we really want to keep chickens when we move,love your garden it is huge and good tip on the duct tape,
    Love Kristina x

  7. I love the duct-tape idea. I need to go and check on my lilacs.

  8. I'm a fan of duct tape as well, many uses and a household must. Never thought of using it on grasses but not a bad idea, yours look very tidy. PS I like you bathroom decor. Kelli

  9. Ann,

    Neat trick the duct tape. Would not work for our ornamental grasses here, they grow bigger around than a large trash can. Loved the daffodil, we had our last about a week ago, bought them at half price and planted them during winter.

  10. Ah, momma-these make me home sick. I love the photos. Never used duct tape for my grasses, just my hand. Good idea. Dad is such a hard worker. Glad he went fishing this weekend to take a break. He deserves it. Hoping to plant my veggie garden this weekend.