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Sunday, October 19, 2003

I Hate Liriope.

i don't care if it has moderately attractive flowers or that it makes a decent border for walkways.

it is a "crutch" plant. it is used when you can't think of anything else to plant. it is boring. it multiplies and smothers anything in its path.

but worst of all it is a pain in the ass to get rid of.

and it looks incredibly stupid when used to make little rings around trees.

no, i'm not sure what i'll replace it with; i'm just happy there is now less of it in my yard.

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I'm sort of feeling the same way about the lanatana in the front yard... but the butterflies love it!

Posted by: cybertoad | Oct 20, 2003 3:51:35 PM

the lantana is one of my favorites; not just for the butterflies, but because it also manages to thrive in a hot, dry strip between our driveway and the neighbors. now, if you want to trade your lantana for my liriope ... ;-)

Posted by: erica | Oct 20, 2003 11:44:40 PM

I think variegated liriope works well in small groupings in front of dark green foliage. I agree about the rings around trees.

Posted by: Garden Supply | Sep 21, 2005 9:21:34 PM