About the ground nut at the beginning of this discussion:
Thanks for the follow up on the weed! It's always comforting when a response starts with 'Whoa' (LOL). I've had this weed for probably at least ten years and if I wasn't so OCD about my perennials, this weed would wrap around everything. I always dig down as deep as I can without disturbing the adjacent perennials in the area, to dig out the bulbs. I'll look forward to hear from your readers, BUT I've got a feeling to just be persistent and one day the next owner of this house can deal with it ;-) Thanks for your response!
- M.L. -