Weeding…Yep, that’s a part of what I do.  I like to pull the weeds while they are little and not taking up the moisture and nutrients from  the plants.  Weeds are notorious for showing up when I’ve just turned my back…how is that, I ask.  Must be that they know when I’m looking the other way. Smile. Weeds are defined as a wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants.

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However…some weeds are actually wanted in the garden…take for instance, the Common Milk Weed. It is the one and only host plant that the larvae of the Monarch Butterfly eats. As a child I loved to blow the silk where the seeds are attached, and for sure we had bumper crops of them. Now I try to keep them contained in my garden where I grow native plants.

 

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