Tag: Mugwort

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…

Purple deadnettle, or is it henbit: third winter annual to make a showing

December 2016 update: I think the winter annual I have been identifying as henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) may be purple deadnettle (Lamium purpureum) instead. Weeds of the Northeast calls purple deadnettle and henbit similar species. They describe the upper leaves and square stems of purple deadnettle…

Weeds of June

Weeds of June. Things are looking sinister on the weed front. New weeds, expected and unexpected, are making an appearance. The good news is that most of the weeds described in the post Weeds of May have faded from the scene. Not creeping Charlie, of…

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…

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…

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…