Tag: Chickweed

Weeds of spring: purple deadnettle, henbit, common chickweed, and hairy bittercress

Weeds of spring, also known as winter annuals: purple deadnettle, henbit, common chickweed, and hairy bittercress. Last year, in the posts Purple deadnettle, or is it henbit, and Weed report 2016, I fessed up to misidentifying purple deadnettle as henbit and wondering if any henbit was… Continue Reading “Weeds of spring: purple deadnettle, henbit, common chickweed, and hairy bittercress”

Weed report 2016

Weed report for 2016. Lovely photo above of crocus blooming on March 11, when you would think that the garden is weed-free, at least visibly so, but just look in the upper righthand corner. Creeping Charlie. In March. At least it isn’t growing. This… Continue Reading “Weed report 2016”

Common chickweed–lots of it this spring

I decided to give common chickweed (Stellaria media), seen above, a big bad 10 in my weeding hierarchy this spring. It is big, thick, lush, and getting ready to bloom and go to seed simultaneously. According to a Penn State Extension fact sheet, each chickweed plant… Continue Reading “Common chickweed–lots of it this spring”

September renewal

September renewal. Since most of my life up to now has been spent observing a school calendar, September still seems like a time to start again, to make new resolutions, to get excited about stuff. So, while I still have the habit of thinking… Continue Reading “September renewal”

Weeds of May

Weeds of May. My weeding plan, as I outlined in the posts Weeds and Weeds of April, is to work at eradicating weeds from the gardens based on a weed hierarchy. I give the worst weeds a 10 and the fairly insignificant weeds, so far as… Continue Reading “Weeds of May”

Weeds of April

Weeds of April. Although all weeds are with us all the time in some form or other, this post is intended to highlight the weeds most consuming my weeding attention during the spring month of April. I plan to rate the weeds in my… Continue Reading “Weeds of April”

Weeds

Weeds in the garden. Gardeners and naturalists have fantasies about weedless gardens. Now that’s something to dream about, for sure. How can I accomplish a weedless garden, really. I would like to know. Thoreau fairly idealizes his farmer neighbor Minott. He claims that Minott… Continue Reading “Weeds”