I once borrowed a book about "Weeds" from our local Library. I was trying to find out what a certain weed was that was in my yard.
It was a very old book and I remember it's definition of "Weeds" reading something like this,
"Any plant that is unwanted".
At the time this really surprised me. I thought that flowers were flowers, vegetables were vegetables, and "Weeds" were just a plant that made more work for gardening.
My thoughts on weeds have changed a bit since I first started gardening. I really complained a lot about weeding, but thinking back on it now, the complaints were almost always because it was so, so hot outside.
Our spring season this year has been perfect for gardening. Including, weeding. I went outside early this morning. It was sunny and in the upper 60's. Perfect for pulling, digging and trimming, unwanted, undesirable plants.
So as I usually do when I work in the yard, I took my radio outside, put on my favorite station, and got busy!!
It was so gorgeous outside. Wonderfully cool. I also had the pleasure of Mr. Mockingbirds company to serenade me while I worked.
This bird amazes me. He almost always perches atop the utility pole next to my yard. He whistles and sings then hops about a foot straight up in the air.
It took me a good four hours with a couple of breaks in between all of the weeding. All the while, that Mockingbird sang. The entire time!!
Finally I finished the back section of the yard and never once broke a sweat. If only everyday could be as perfect as today was. At least for gardening.
I packed up my tools and gear. Said goodbye to the bird and came inside to start some laundry. It was a good morning and I think all of the work was worth it...
I'm just happy that I was able to complete one section of the yard. It can be hard to keep up with at times, but I think it's worth it !
So my final thoughts about "weeds" are this. If we didn't have any, there wouldn't be much to do in the garden. I wouldn't have anything to do but look at all my pretty flowers. That would be nice but I enjoy playing in my yard even if it is pulling weeds.
Although, my thoughts about "Weeds" may change come July and August! Oh well, for now I'll just enjoy "Playing"!