Thursday, September 28, 2006
We all have our enemies. Dandelion seed blown in from the empty lot across the street, elm trees "planted" by the birds, aggressively "happy" perennials that we introduced to our gardens ourselves (can you say "yarrow"?) Dealing with these intruders is a fact of garden life---it pays to keep after them throughout the growing season before they get totally out of control and you get totally discouraged. But now, now is the time to hit them with a shot of herbicide! Perennial weeds are moving food reserves down to their roots now, so any systemic herbicide will be pulled down to the roots more efficiently now too. Heh-heh-heh!