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Weeds




I have been challenged for many years about how to take care of the lawn. We have very sandy soil and grass just doesn’t want grow, And I am actually fine with that, as I’m not a big fan of the perfect lawn anyway. But to try to conform and fit in with the rest of the neighborhood... I’ve tried a number of times and have gotten some tips from my wonderful neighbor Kathy, who is really good at having a lawn, but every time I have failed. So, I’ve just decided to let whatever wants to grow on my lawn... grow. I do some artistic sculpting, and Joel thinks it looks exotic. 


This summer, especially it seems like it’s one big experiment. With so much rain this spring and guest appearances from the sun, it seemed to be the right combination, since any plant that could possibly have a flower on it flowered this year. With that said, I have had some confusion, what is a weed and what’s not? I asked my friend Chris that very question. He is extremely knowledgeable somewhat of a magician when it comes to landscaping and plants. He said in essence, a weed is a wild plant growing in a location where it is not wanted (by a human). Looking up the definition of weed I found this in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary 


weed

noun (1)\ ˈwēd \

Definition of weed


1a(1): a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth especially : one that tends to overgrow or choke out more desirable plants.


Say the word “weed”... what do you think?  not wanted, invasive, unattractive?  “A blade of grass is a weed in my garden”, my friend Susan laughed. Hmmmmm... with a shifted perspective I have concluded that it’s just a matter of opinion.