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by CajunMama on August 10, 2006 03:22 AM
I live in south Louisiana (z9), and we have ditches alongside every road (it's a must for drainage). We have problems with water remaining in the ditches, and this can sometimes become stagnant, or a breeding ground for mosquitos.

I have seen other ditches that have plants growing in them, and I was wondering if anyone knew what I could grow in mine.

I need plants that are 1) hardy, 2) like water or boggy areas, and 3) don't need much--if any--maintenance. Our ditches get a lot of Round Up because we don't like to weed-eat (takes toooooooo much time). We have a lot of ditch area to cover. But if we could place something to grow in the ditch, then we don't have to weed-eat or spray Round-Up.

Thanx for any advice.

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by afgreyparrot on August 10, 2006 03:47 AM
There are some places like that around here, and they have cattails growing in them. It looks pretty nice, too.

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by loz on August 10, 2006 03:54 AM
[thumb] I agree, we have some ditches around here with cattails....I asked Mark if he'd stop and dig me some up in the middle of the night...... [lala] He wouldn't! [Big Grin]
by CajunMama on August 10, 2006 02:35 PM
Thanx, I'll try something like that! [Smile]

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by jakesangel on August 13, 2006 05:40 PM
I've been trying to get my husband to stop on his way home from work to dig cattails growing in the ditches. lol [Big Grin]

Maybe if I keep nagging.. [lala]

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by CajunMama on August 14, 2006 03:11 AM
Oh, the things that our husbands will do sometimes! [Big Grin]

Mine's kooky enough to do it, but we don't have any cattails around here. Maybe I should send him after the other plants I saw in other ditches?......... They looked like a water lily of some sort, but knowing my hubby he'd be out there one night with a bucket, a shovel, and a flashlight, and if anyone asked what he was doing he'd tell them he was frogging. [kissies]

He ain't askeerd of wut da peeple tink of 'im, cher!!!

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