Name That Weed

July 19, 2011

pests, summer

Befuddled by the billions of weeds cluttering your yard or garden beds? Curious about that odd-looking herb or a nasty plant that stubbornly resists your weed-thwarting efforts? Check out the National Gardening Association Weed Library for identifying that plant. This is a very valuable resource for me. Not only do I have a lot of plants around the homestead, particularly weeds, but the kids are always doing something or another for their science courses.

I haven’t done ANY gardening (yet) this year. It’s just been too busy. Hopefully, we’ll do some major weed-pulling in a few weeks. This is what lies ahead of us….


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5 Responses to “Name That Weed”

  1. blueyes Says:

    I can let you borrow my dogs, they dig up stuff and even dig when no stuff is there :/

  2. Marg Says:

    Some weeds are really pretty. I have some horrible weeds around here and they are blooming and don’t look too bad. I have a friend who is a landscape person, and he looks for weeds to plant since they are just as pretty as any other flower. Have a great Wednesday.

  3. Mrs. Mecomber Says:

    Haha, blueyes! I’d rather have weeds. :-p

  4. Mrs. Mecomber Says:

    Marg, I agree, some weeds are very lovely. I hear such terrible things about purple loosestrife, but I like it a lot. I like the purple color AND I like the way that it slurps up excessive water. Since I have so much water around here, I’m happy to share it with the loosestrife. 🙂 Other weeds, like quackgrass and hogweed, I’d rather see annihilated!

  5. Rena Says:

    Oh gosh, I have to weed as well. I don’t have a large area to do but they are some tough weeds!! I usually have to pull them by hand or use a small cutting tool. I have been wanting to get a good pair of garden clippers but we keep forgetting to buy them!! So, I have neglected our small flower gardens for the past month. It looks terrible but it has been so hot lately that I don’t want to be away from my a/c. I really need to get to it asap, hopefully I get the motivation!!

    Good luck to you as well !!