Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Big Roots in Texas?
Big roots or big hair? We are NOT in Texas, oh wait, I'm just having flashbacks to the well known and loved television show Dallas. Snap out of it Tina! You live in Tennessee, NOT Texas!
Okay, then why is the root on this gaura so darned big?
I recently dug some gauras from one of my gardens, with the intent of tossing them in the compost bin. These plants are not long lived in my garden and a bit messy, so I decided they had to go.
Well just look at what I found when I dug the plants? This root ball is at least six inches deep and one solid mass of root. It is not root bound. I equate this root to a tap root and had a difficult time getting it out of the ground. Anyone else seen such big roots? On perennials?
P.S. I found a home for the gauras as that massive root ball convinced me I needed to keep them. Though I sure can't remember where I put them:)
in the garden....