Daytime in the Garden of Weeds and Evil

I recently read in our church’s Sunday bulletin about the “adopt a flowerbed” project that they have each year.  It sounded pretty easy – pick a flowerbed, plant flowers and water it throughout the summer.  Sounds like a nice volunteer position, right?  Wrong. 

I was assigned a flowerbed that had been an orphan for at least two or three years.  In fact, it may never have had anyone to love it.  There were tons of these truly evil picky weeds and I had to put on two pairs of gloves to pull them.  I had no idea what vegetation was actually planted and what just decided to sprout.  Needless to say, it’s ALL going and I’m going to have to start over.  I’ll take before and after pictures, take Motrin and keep you posted.  So much for volunteering…

If anone has a suggestion regarding a product to use to kill the weeds and not harm the bushes, let me know.  I’d be forever beholding to you.

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2 thoughts on “Daytime in the Garden of Weeds and Evil

  1. You can kill many weeds by pouring boiling water on them. You’d need to be able to avoid pouring it on the bushes (or where you think their roots are) to save those, but it might work if you have an expanse of space that you want to clear out completely. After you douse them, give it a day or two and then just rake up the dead plants. Also works for weeds growing in cracks in the driveway.

  2. Hey – great idea and environmentally friendly too. It looks like there’s plenty of space between the bushes and the weeds. Thanks Librarianne!

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