Hello All! I hope everyone had a nice Easter. I’m going to start posting some gardening tips I’ve learned over the years. I’m not a Master or Junior Gardener. I just love messing around in the yard, and have learned a few tricks. (And killed a few plants, too.) I live in plant zone 6. Today my topic is about Liriope Muscari, or sometimes called Lily Turf, or Monkey Grass.
The Muscari variety is not invasive. At least not in my plant zone 6. It makes a beautiful edging. But every mid March, I need to trim it back. Our winters are hard on it. Some years it looks even worse than this.
I just use my shears and cut it down to about 6 inches. This is a new garden that I added last year. The liriope below were all in a garden that I’ve converted into a butterfly garden. I thought they were out of place, and would look better edging the deck. Transplanting them didn’t bother them at all. They’ve taken well to their new home. I also found a climbing rose bush growing in the front landscaping that the previous owner planted. I thought it was out of place there, so I moved it here, too. It’s taken well, also. I just hope it will end up weaving around the railing spindles. That would look so gorgeous. I added the Alberta spruces at each end for variety and balance. They only get about 3 feet tall here, at the most.
The liriope never fails to grow out beautifully. One of the easiest plants to grow. I give it an all purpose fertilizer a few times throughout the growing season. Here is some along the front walkway.
It’s so nice to be able to get outside on warm days to putter in the garden. I sure missed it all winter.