What is a weed anyway?June 26, 2007
One of my favorite descriptions of a weed is a “plant whose virtues have yet to be discovered” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Another favorite is “a plant that can out-compete others in adverse situations” (not sure where I heard that one). Today, for me, a weed is something I ripped from the ground and deposited into my yard waste bin. I’m making progress & so glad I got out there today. The soil is starting to really dry up for summer, which means weeds that are easy to pull today are going to be a much more difficult to pull next week. Actually, the ones struggling for life in an area I’ve compacted in anticipation of installing a new patio, were pretty tough to get out.
If you see any of those little buggers in your yard, I’d encourage you to get out there and remove them sooner rather than later! (Oh, not sure if something is a weed or not? This is my favorite weed id book.)