At the end of our labyrinth's first summer, a vegetarian friend came over, harvested all the parsley and took it away. For tabouli salad. Endless, endless tabouli salad. Anyway, she told us that parsley has a two-year life cycle and that it would come up again the next summer without reseeding. Great!
And the parsley DID come up again in Year Two. But this time it was not lush and full. Our labyrinth walls were patchy. They had embarrassing bare spots. We tried to fill them in with more parsley seed but it didn't grow well.
We became disillusioned with parsley.
But then My Rare One had a brilliant idea. Screw parsley! Round white river rocks are the way to go! So we went rock hunting. We fetched and carried. Carried and fetched. Ripped out parsley. Put in rocks.
Wow! Turned out pretty nice, we think. And once it was done, low maintenance too. Sweet!
Tomorrow -- a guided labyrinth walk!
[Labyrinth photo by Debra She Who Seeks]