Comments On - Montbretia - The Beautiful Weed

At least two type of weeds (before I realized they are) I appreciate in my backyard are Spiderwort & Evening Primrose. Of course my granddaughter thinks I have a yardful of beautiful flowers when dandelions come sprouting out. She couldn't pick enough of them. I think I would like to add Montbretia to the list.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 3/31/2014 8:50:55 AM
Rick, Montbretia, looks more like a flower than a weed. Of course the Canadian Thistle has a beautiful flower but is quite the noxious weed and will take over your land if you let it. Milkweed is a plant that butterflies need for their metamorphous to take place but we abhorred them on the farm and did our best to irradiate them. I've acquired a little more tolerance in my mature years for plants that I thought were bad. They still need to be under control. The days of my backyard wild life habitat have long since been over. Although, I've been locked into a backyard project that has left the backyard a little shaggy. It was probably an OK thing as the heat and lack of rain was extreme here in the midwest which probably allowed the yard to tolerate it a little better.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 7/31/2011 6:09:38 AM
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