Weeds vs. volunteers. Every gardener knows the one word definition of each: weed=unwanted, volunteer=dandy! While it’s true that volunteers occasionally get out of control and drift into the “unwanted” zone, they’re generally easy to remove and back off gracefully.
So, herewith a sampling of both categories of plants observed in my garden during the past week.
On to the favored volunteers…
And, then, there’s zucchini! Which doesn’t volunteer, but can take over our lives, eh? This is a photo of zucchini in my garden taken earlier this week. We’ve been eating baby zucchini in salads and stir fries.
What are you ripping gleefully from your garden…or nurturing like a mother hen? I have some photos from other gardeners I’ll be sharing here in a few days. Email your garden photos–of good or bad–to firstname.lastname@example.org