I never thought there would be any kind of flower or plant that I would not want to grow in my flower beds. I have found one - in fact, I have lots of them.
On two occasions my sweet honey and I dug up some day lilies at a place along one country road...a trashy place - just up the road a few yards is a ditch and "city" people have dumped their big trash in our "country" area.
We transplanted these lilies into several places in our yard. I was excited - thought they would fill the area with lovely green graceful arching leaves for many months during the year. Plus provide me with an array of flowers during their flowering season. Well, these things are happening.
The part I don't like is the way the old leaves die down as the new leaves come forth.
I certainly don't want to spend my precious retirement time in weeding out these dead leaves. Some would say just leave them...but I can not stand "CLUTTER" of any kind - either in the house or in my flower beds.
Have not fully decided what to plant in these areas - but something that grows each season - with little care -"No, not weeds"...but something worthy of spending many years in the yard of "The Watkins Family".
Primarily, they are all planted on the east side of the house - will need to keep that in mind when planting new species. In south east corner the sun ruins the hosta plants each summer...just too much hot sun on their delicate leaves.
As soon as the weather is cool I will be out there digging up these "free" plants. True, they cost me nothing in the purchase of them - but lots of work in the maintenance department.
Any ideas will be taken into consideration in this change over.