This post by Jennifer Flaten
Mother Nature is teasing us. On Monday we had a high of 71 degrees here. 71! In March. Needless, to say we broke a bunch of weather records and a lot of hearts are going to be broken when the temperature returns to its normal March range.
Even knowing that it is fleeting, that snow could be lurking just around the corner. I got the urge to go outside and plant something. In fact, I had to go to Wal-mart and in front of the store was the delivery truck from the local nursery. For a moment, I considered hijacking it and taking all the plants to my house. Then I regained my senses and was a little concerned about whether they should be getting a delivery of plants in March.
Poor little flowers will need sweaters by the end of the week.
Speaking of plants, I know some gardeners are meticulous. Writing neat little plant markers, sketching out their garden before planting, keeping detailed records.
That is not me.
I wish it was as I am often poking at a plant wondering what it is and if I planted it or it is a weed. I hate to accidentally yank out a “good” plant thinking it is a weed.
Google image search is one of my favorite ways to identify plants. Think of it as mug shots for weeds. I scroll through the pictures muttering “is that they guy” “nope, that’s not the guy who mugged my clematis” etc.
I know there are a couple of apps in development that aim to help you snap a pic and identify a plant. Right now those apps aren’t available for North America.
Are you a meticulous gardener or a better Google it and make sure it’s not a weed gardener?
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