Welcome weeds and gifts from the birds; that’s how I’ve started to see some of the happiest accidents in my yard, like the asters now adding a surprising touch of color.
Velvet Leaf is an invasive crop weed that can grow over 5 feet high, and just one plant can produce thousands of seeds. Pull it!
What’s that annoying stuff sticking up a few days after your lawn is cut? Likely nutsedge!
One thing you can say about all the rain we’ve had, at least the weeds are easier to pull.
Why not keep a pretty plant pot handy to use as a garden wastebasket?
It started as a weed, but became a star in my garden. Philadelphia Fleabane grows about two feet high with masses of pretty pink flowers that have yellow centers like delicate daisies.
When the forsythia blooms it’s a sign of spring – and your cue to apply a weed preventer like corn gluten meal to stop weeds from starting.
Besides collecting wild violets for posies, you can also cultivate them to create a very nice groundcover instead of just having a bunch here or there.
They’re pretty and prolific and they can easily get out of control. If you have morning glories growing in or around your garden you know what I mean.
What’s a good gift for Father’s Day? That’s hard to say depending on your dad, but here are a few ideas if he likes to garden.
There aren’t many plants gardeners fume to see in bloom quite like ‘Gout Weed’, a terribly invasive plant difficult to remove – and easy to spread.
Each year certain weeds seem to proliferate and so far this year, ‘bitter cress,’ is running rampant.
Corn gluten meal, a by-product of the corn milling industry, is an organic weed preventer that naturally contains nitrogen so it helps plants green up too.
If you left leaves in your garden beds last fall and let perennial stems and dried flowerheads hang on so you had something to look at all winter, it’s time to get out your rake and get down to business.
Lots of gardeners worship the sun, but I learned gardening in the shade can be the cooler way to go.