Weeds, Weeds, and More Weeds

by Cynthia mybloggingplanet.com

“I appreciate the misunderstanding I have had with Nature over my perennial border. I think it is a flower garden; she thinks it is a meadow lacking grass, and tries to correct the error.”

Sara Stein

My Weeds (1988)


I could not agree with this quote more than right now. I have been battling weeds all summer and they seem to be winning. The biggest pain by far has to be the sheep sorrel. It has obviously decided my backyard is a nice place to settle down for it has sunken its roots into every nook and cranny of my garden. And those runners that it has! I do not know how I will ever be able to eradicate this one.

I am also plagued by what I just recently identified as common catsear. It too has claimed the backyard (and front but let’s not go there yet) as its breeding ground. Then there is this other weed that is trying to out do the previous two. I have not a clue as to what this particular weed is but it is beginning to appear all over the garden this year for some reason. If I were smart I would take pictures of it before I attack it but I always think of that after the fact.

There are a few dandelions here and there but nothing has got me on my hands and knees weeding and weeding like the sheep sorrel and common catsear. They really are everywhere right now.  What does not help me is the fact that we are in a more rural area that receives high winds. There are days when I can literally see the weed seeds flying into the garden. It makes me want to run outside and shout to the wind, “Will you please stop that?! Can’t you see you have done enough already!”

Are any readers out there fighting a never ending battle with weeds? If so, what weeds are striving for dominance in your garden right now? I have never waged war on weeds like I have had to this year.

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