Our life in the foothills of Calaveras County, California. The pond is at the center of everything. In case we should forget, the bullfrogs yell it out all summer long. A noisy place, but home.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Weeds and Other Weeds
Fillari, foxtail, stick-tight and crabgrass. Pineapple weed, dock, mallow, and thistle. I've been introduced to many more, but can't remember their names. Most of the weekend weeding. There are acres and acres of them stretching up and out and doing their best to take over Frogpond. I'm doing my best to pull as many of them up before they flower and set seed. Even though I only tackle the ones closest to the house and in the gardens, it is a hopeless task.
These pictures of the orchard garden show a different kind of weed: the poppies, coreopsis, cornflowers, Keys of Heaven and a magenta wildflower that I forgot the name of have all kindly reseeded throughout the orchard garden. Unfortunately, they are at their stunning best in the middle of all the paths. Navigating up and down them has become a bit of nightmare, but pulling them up when they look so beautiful is almost impossible for me to do. Real weeds are so much easier to deal with...