Friday, December 5, 2008

Five Plants I Hate...



For a quick, silly read, check my bi-weekly on-line column at Santa Barbara's very own news and events website...Edhat.com.

What are YOUR bottom five?

5 comments:

Rosemary said...

Intersting bottom 5, I personally love impatiens LOL. For this part of the country, goutweed is 1st on my list, then forsythia,sky rocket junipers,muscari,and finally any plant sold that doesn't survive in the zone I live in but garden centers push them.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Lovely article, written by a true writer. Can we add anything orange, especially mums, and barberry? And frankly, I'm not a rose fan, any kind. That's three. Uh--though I have tulips, black and white, I generally don't like them. I put mine in between miscanthus so they are a surprise to see in spring winds. And finally, a design issue--people who put one strip of some tiny, sickly, overstressed shrub on both sides of the driveway, mulched with white stone.

Ross said...

Great article... our climates are obviously quite similar, because the plants I would suggest are probably similar, except I would add Pandanus tectorius - interesting while its still small, but turns into a nightmare later. Also, Acalypha, and Croton have been over-done in the past, and now Duranta "Sheena's Gold" is following suit.

The Garden Faerie said...

Buckthorn, buckthorn, garlic mustard, damesrocket, and honeysuckle!
~ Monica

www.wholelifegardening.com said...

1. Bishop's Weed
2. Lily of the Valley (yes - they smell nice when in bloom but after that the plants are NASTY)
3. Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue' (Flowers do that strange, post-Chernobyl splitting thing and the bottoms brown out)
4. English Ivy (landscaping, houses and small children can DISAPPEAR)
5. Bishop's Weed (SO not nice I list it twice)