Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Who you callin' a weed?
Not these violets; I'm constantly trimming the grasses from around my raised beds, and occasionally pulling clumps of grass that migrate inside the beds, but I try to spare the violets. They're pretty, and they're not hurting anyone.
I do get some unusual "weeds" surfacing from time to time; I had a few ferns in my squash bed last year, and then there's this one:
I don't know, it sure looks like a trillium to me! How it ended up in a raised bed is beyond me. We have no large white trillium on our land, just a few nodding trillium here and there in the woods. Perhaps, just perhaps, a trillium seed ended up in a hay bale we bought from somewhere else, then was consumed by the horses, then the manure was used to fill this bed?
And I thought trillium were difficult to propagate. Whatever it is, I'm digging it up and putting in a flower bed.