"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, April 26, 2012

W is for Weeds

Stop.  Reread the title.

See, this is not a post concerning illegal substances!  Shame on you for thinking otherwise.  I thought we knew each other better than that.  After all, we have been through 22 posts together this month (not counting Sunday Snapshots).  But I forgive you, the title could be misleading at first!  :)  On with the post.

I've never professed, nor will I ever, to have a green thumb.  I want to grow things.  I like the idea of it.  Gardens, flowers, vegetables.  But plants and I don't always see eye to eye.  One just needs to think back (or read back if you're new here) to the sad story of our nectarine and lemon trees (see here and here).  Of course I don't take full blame for our inability to keep plants alive and well.  The one downfall to building your own house is the lack of mature trees, for a few decades at least.  That means our backyard gets full sun, all the time.  Amy's rosebushes (the only plants that thrive here) get shade and sun alternately throughout the day.  Come to think of it, I don't have anything to do with those.  Hmmmm?  Maybe it is me?  But I digress.

The one thing I am a pro at growing, is weeds!  I am skilled in keeping a yard-full of a wide variety of weeds happy and healthy.  Being a homeowner, specifically one without gardening skills, has truly taught me the meaning behind the phrase "growing like a weed".  True stuff!  The drought of last summer that killed off the majority of my grass only seems to have aided said weeds in taking root (ha!) and taking over.  I will say though that since we hired a lawn service to help do what I'm too busy inept lazy, well what I can't do, the weeds have been brought under control somewhat.  I need to give them a spring treatment and hopefully that will help too.  In the meantime though, it is what it is.  I'm still holding out hope that the grass will experience a renewal and return to claim its rightful place in our yard.  Wait and see.

Do you garden?  Successfully?  Have a green thumb?  Or are you like me and experience poor gardening luck.  Any weed-killing secrets?

At least this one has a pretty flower for me to enjoy!

All is well, albeit gardening challenged, in Drosche Land.


  1. My mom is good with plants. Me, I don't try growing much--having mowed the lawn earlier today I can attest to the number of weeds growing out there, though. :P

    The Golden Eagle
    The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

    1. Ha! Good to know I'm not th enly one. My mom is pretty good with gardening too, guess I didn't get those genes! :)