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Re: weeds


I always have Papaver somniferum volunteers. This year I have oregano  
volunteers below the deck where I had some in a pot last year.  
Between me and the black swallowtail caterpillars, I never have dill  
go to seed!

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On May 31, 2007, at 10:41 AM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:

> One of the good volunteers I get is California poppies, and I don't  
> pull
> those out. They never increase enough to make themselves a pest sad to
> say. Gaillardia is making itself at home in my lawn as well as on the
> outskirts of the lawn area, and coreopsis was spreading wildly until I
> started yanking it. I would love it if verbena bonariensis would  
> spread
> out but I guess I don't have the right conditions for the seeds,
> although the couple plants I do have come back every year. I remember
> the johnny-jump-ups increasing in my mom's little garden and I tried
> planting them for years here but never got them to come back with
> enthusiasm. Oh, there were one or two each year, but not more.
> I am getting quite a lot of volunteer dill in the vegetable garden,  
> I've
> let it grow for now but I suspect I could pull it without qualms if
> needed. I actually transplanted some of the volunteers into a few bare
> spots, they are living but not as happy as they were. Surprisingly
> enough I also got some volunteer cilantro this year - my poor herb bed
> got so overgrown with weeds last year I didn't even know the cilantro
> had gone to seed. Also in the vegetable garden are wild sunflowers. I
> have a love/hate relationship with them - they are covered with  
> flowers
> and bees, which is nice, but are also huge sprawling prickly things  
> that
> attract ants, which isn't nice. I usually let one or two get big  
> though.
>
>
>
> Cyndi

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