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Old 07-16-2014, 02:09 PM   #3191
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Could she possibly have allergies?
No Addie. She has admitted that she doesn't like the "weeds", which I regard as wild flowers.

I just had an interesting discovery. I googled the wild flower to find that it is a garden escape in my garden because it is a CULTIVATED flower! A red valerian!

I have just told her this (via email so she can see the link for herself) and it will be interesting to see if her perception now changes.
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:14 PM   #3192
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No Addie. She has admitted that she doesn't like the "weeds", which I regard as wild flowers.

I just had an interesting discovery. I googled the wild flower to find that it is a garden escape in my garden because it is a CULTIVATED flower! A red valerian!

I have just told her this (via email so she can see the link for herself) and it will be interesting to see if her perception now changes.
Interesting, creative. I sometimes take valerian root capsules before bed to achieve a more relaxed sleep.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:08 PM   #3193
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Interesting, creative. I sometimes take valerian root capsules before bed to achieve a more relaxed sleep.
Well, red valerian is different from the "true valerian" but, I have just discovered that the leaves and roots of the red valerian can be eaten!
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:44 PM   #3194
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No Addie. She has admitted that she doesn't like the "weeds", which I regard as wild flowers.

I just had an interesting discovery. I googled the wild flower to find that it is a garden escape in my garden because it is a CULTIVATED flower! A red valerian!

I have just told her this (via email so she can see the link for herself) and it will be interesting to see if her perception now changes.
Weeds are just plants where someone doesn't want them :-)
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:49 PM   #3195
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Weeds are just plants where someone doesn't want them :-)
Exactly.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:56 PM   #3196
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I have to fight the temptation to buy a wild flower mixture and spread it all over the yard...I think the landlord would be upset.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:06 PM   #3197
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I have to fight the temptation to buy a wild flower mixture and spread it all over the yard...I think the landlord would be upset.

When new neighbors first moved in next door a number of years ago, the husband "kindly" offered to Roundup my little wildflower garden that separates our properties. Of course, I had to explain they were wildflowers. Dang city folks.

A weed is just a misplaced flower.
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:15 AM   #3198
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A weed is just a misplaced flower.
Or a flower in need of a good press agent.


I don't understand the wrath heaped upon crab grass. It needs little water, fills in the bare spots, stays green no matter how hot and dry the summer is, and feels a little like Florida grass when you walk on it. Maybe that's it - Florida grass is rough! Our grass is pretty much in a clipped naturalized state. Those clover plants sure know how to hide their heads when the mower blade comes around.
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:57 AM   #3199
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I have to fight the temptation to buy a wild flower mixture and spread it all over the yard...I think the landlord would be upset.
I have transformed my lawn into a lawn meadow (becoming quite popular now ... at least here in UK). I got fed up with the constant maintenance of a kept lawn that was rarely used (e.g. for sitting on etc). Admittedly it looks straggly for some of the year (and I hand scythe it down after it has seeded), but I so prefer the long graceful grasses and the tall wild flowers. Attracts butterflies too!

My front garden - that this tenant complained about, i.e. spilling out (by a few inches) onto the wide path - was originally paved over with concrete. I have allowed nature to take its course...with plants and flowers growing through the cracks. I am a nature lover and much prefer to see her gifts than to look at dull, uninspiring grey concrete. I guess this may be behind her complaint. It just depicts a closed, conditioned mind to me. (She hasn't replied to my email, showing her that the "weeds" are in fact cultivated flowers that are garden escapes. I guess she still holds some kind of bizarre grievance/hatred of them...maybe because they are not in pots?
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