Weeds

The Prettiest Weeds Money Can Buy

The Prettiest Weeds Money Can Buy

You’d think the folks that sell seeds would know better than to collect and package weed seeds for sale, but they clearly don’t. There are plants that, in the Bay Area, at least, are meddlesome weeds, and yet companies sell them as ornamental flowers and […]

Wild Blackberry: The Next-to-Worst Weed

Wild Blackberry: The Next-to-Worst Weed

They are stabby, fast-growing, and seem to have an endless underground network, making destroying them next to impossible. …but they make the tastiest berries! I mean, seriously, I can’t eat store-bought blackberries anymore. Every commercial berry is flat and tasteless next to these fat, juicy […]

Fennel: The Worst Weed

Fennel: The Worst Weed

A woman taking a walk past my yard once said to me, “Oh, that’s a shame, it smells so nice!” That woman, in her early sixties, moving slowly past me, tapping her cane as she plodded along, probably didn’t realize how close she came to […]