Thursday, June 11, 2009

Reflections While Mowing

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Based on tonight's mowing session, in addition to grass (both regular and crab), our lawn contains (at least)...
  • creeping charlie
  • clover, white
  • clover, red
  • regular pokey thistles
  • the thistles that are just pokey on the sides
  • the thistles that are very branchy and arm-y... and still pokey
  • catnip (in a few places, on the edges)
  • dandelions (in quantity)
  • violets
  • the weeds with the tiny yellow Q-tip looking flowers, which, upon Googling, might be black medic
  • the ones with little heart-shaped leaves and tiny pretty yellow flowers that I've just learned is common yellow oxalis aka yellow wood sorrel (As a kid we used to nibble these sometimes 'cuz they taste kind of lemon-y.)
  • something with long oval leaves that might be some sort of plantain
  • the weeds that I remember making up the majority of my babysitter Dilly's lawn where it met the driveway
  • very, very small elm trees
  • ants
  • bunny poop (that's just conjecture, but based on the number of bunnies...)

Also, on a side note, it's really easy to spend a lot of time trying to figure out weed (or plant) identification on the internet. I better go finish up my Flylady end-of-day routine!


Amelia Sprout said...

Oh thank goodness I'm not the only kid who ate that. I loved it, and I've actually eaten it out of my yard and it brought it all back.

DiploWhat said...

Catnip is good to have around. It actually repells mosquitos. You can also make tea from it.