backyard spring…

weeds, et cetera

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What then is a weed?  According to Wikipedia it’s a ‘plant considered undesirable in a particular situation. “a plant in the wrong place”‘

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Except in my backyard where weeds, mushrooms (fungi) and some kind of strange grass seem to thrive.  Perhaps because my backyard has become a rather large compost bin, where oak leaves, dead oak twigs and various and sundry other, once living, things disappear back into the soil.  What’s it called…

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… decomposition and decay and out of it can come intriguing communities of fungi…like these tiny mushrooms.

all the above happening in my backyard…today…weeds, et cetera!

🙂

“What is a weed?  A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.”

 –Ralph Waldo Emerson

3 thoughts on “backyard spring…

  1. I like most weeds – they are green and blend in well in our (what I laughingly call) lawn. As long as it doesn’t cause a rash, sport thorns, or choke out what I planted on purpose, I will let it be. Our yard is currently covered with those teeny, tiny flowers.

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    • Hey there SJQ…I rather like weeds too and I don’t like herbicides (which my lawn man suggests). I don’t believe plants sprang forth in domesticated glory…so tend to treat leniently those that still “walk on the wild side” 😀 😀 😀

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