Burra Maluca wrote:
With enough lavender you don't even need the clothes-line, just spread your clothes over the lavender bushes and let them dry there. It makes them smell lovely, too.
Jennifer Wadsworth wrote:My first thought was lavender as well!
Now that you've mentioned your wind issues - is there a place on your property to plant one or more strategic windbreaks? Or even have the clothes carousel be enclosed/partially enclosed in a ring of wind buffer trees/shrubs? (I envision it looking something like a hedge maze in my mind...)
I firmly believe long-term guests belong in zone 2.
Coydon Wallham wrote:I visited a place where the area they hung laundry, as well as much of the surrounding yard, was covered in some sort of oregano. Every time I walked across the lawn my mouth would water from the fragrance.
I went to get some oregano from some friends, but their variety was growing up to a foot tall. This other variety just grew low like white clover. Anyone have ideas on what oregano varieties grow and spread more horizontal than vertically? Unless there is some other ground cover that just smells like oregano, I never actually got down on the ground to have a close look at it...
Ann Torrence wrote:I planted my rotary clothesline in a good spot for sun, wind, access and not having it be the FIRST thing you see when you arrive at the homestead. The understory, if you will, is currently the pasture grasses that were already here. The laundry line mounts in a sleeve in the ground and lifts out for mowing and parties. But the grass doesn't get watered there, so it doesn't cover the ground. And mowing is a pain. We can do better.
Let's brainstorm some plants that will work for this spot: deer and drought tolerant, walkable at least around the edges, makes laundry hanging more pleasant (scent? flowers?), can find the dropped clothes pins and if a sock falls out of the basket, it stands a chance of not getting dirty, does not completely die back in the winter to reveal mud. Some stepping stones might be in order too.
So far lavender right around the ground sleeve and mother of thyme come to mind. And crocus for spring.