Every spring the Ferndale Fire Department does a donation drive and we go door to door both in town and out in the country. I’ve been using the drive as an excuse to collect plants. This week while picking up a Tower of Jewels, I noticed a large patch of Red Hot Pokers. I stopped to inquire if I could take some, and the owners were more than happy to get rid of some since they were going to dig some up anyways. So Lori and I came back the next day and filled up our trailer with them. Then we put them in the back yard along the back fence. Hopefully when they fill in they will be an effective weed barrier from that direction.
The area that I rototilled in front of them is going to be planted with artichokes, pumpkins, cantaloupes, sunflowers, and a few other things. This is just a temporary use of this space but it should be fun.