No feline cats were harmed in the production of this post.
For a while now, I have been shopping around for cattails for my yard. Many garden shops do not sell large varietys and I have been told by both the specialty stores to just dig some up and put them in your yard.
I have never done this before, so I watched a few YouTube’s about the subject. They give the impression that you just pull a cattail out of the ground and demonstrate it with ease.
Well, I would post a link, but they were wrong!
I did not wish to make anyone upset for gathering them so I located some in a damaged drainage ditch near my home. These tough little guys were nearly a foot in the mud! Eww!
Due to my muddy hands, I was unable to take photos, but I dug up around 12 plants.
Returning to Willow Manor, I dug a trench about as deep as the roots were and planted them. The ducks loved splashing in all the mud I made!
I covered the plants with alternating layers of straw and mud to simulate the area I found them in. The ducks loved it and buried their heads neck deep in the mixture as I supersaturated the area with water.
I have several reasons for wanting cattails on my property. I could go on for a while about them, but I will save that for when they are not dormant so I can photograph the useful parts.
Hopefully, an aesthetically pleasing look will be suffice for now.
At this point, it is time to wait and see if any come up. I am fairly confident they will as some view them as prolific weeds.
Speaking of waiting, due to instructions given by medical staff, I am doing my best to stay far from people in a waiting game to ensure I am good to be around others.
Looking like a colorful bank robber helps.