National Weed Appreciation Day

National Weed Appreciation Day

There is nothing more frustrating than working in your garden only to find another weed growing after you thought you had dealt with them all. You should get rid of weeds! You can then sit on your porch and admire the bright yellow dandelions in your yard. National Weed Appreciation day reminds us that dandelions, as well as many other plants that grow in our yard, are weeds.

National Weed Appreciation day was created to remind people that a “weed” is a plant that grows where you don‚Äôt want it. While blackberries can be found wild in the forest, they are less appealing when they grow in your rhododendron bush. These are the basic details of what makes an weed a “weed”, and there are many ‘weeds’ that have incredibly important scientific, health, and culinary uses. Dandelion wine is more than a pretty name.

Chickweed is also available, which, believe it or not, is quite delicious and full of vitamins. Most people simply rip them out and put them in the compost or burn them. Chicory is also considered a weed, even though it is a small plant with bright blue blooms. It is a popular southern drink, especially in Louisiana. It’s not the roots. But weeds can be weeds if they’re not there!

National Weed Appreciation day reminds us to take a look at our yards and discover if what we once considered a weed is actually a beautiful new plant living in our lawn.

You should take a good look at your yard before you remove them from the yard. Take a photo with your phone, then go in and look online for the plants that you have found. You might find all kinds of interesting information about the plants in your yard. Even if you don’t want them out, it will help you at least identify what you are removing.


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