Tag: Creeping Charlie

A Weed By Any Other Name

A recent post on the blog of Chicago’s Lurie Garden addressed the question of weeds in a way that seems pretty sensible.

Minimalist Lawn Care

When it comes to our beds and borders, I am a helicopter gardener – constantly hovering, intervening, helping (or interfering, depending on your point of view) and worrying. On the other hand, about 99% of the time I ignore the lawn. Because let’s face it, lawns are boring.

I Am A Bad Person

For a couple of hours this morning, I was spot spraying my back garden with 2,4-D. 2,4-D is a potent herbicide that is sold under the brand name Weed–B-Gone.  I used about four tablespoons of the stuff, which kills everything that isn’t grass, mixed with water.   And as I sprayed, I felt guilt. I …