Introducing the Summer of Weeds — awkward botany

Weeds.

Hate ’em or love ’em, they’re everywhere.

I remember moving into our first home and having my very own ‘garden’ to love and nurture. It had no lawn or soil, just a yard, so everything was in pots, much of it in desperate need of some TLC. The only flower blooming was my pride and joy, but swiftly the mother-in-law determined it a ‘weed’ and without a second thought took it’s dear, defenceless life. I have never forgotten that moment and our vastly different view of the category ‘weed’.

Today, I have decided to feature someone else’s post, from Daniel of awkward botany, a bona fide plant nerd, as he so likes to describe himself. I don’t read it enough but whenever I do it always puts a smile on my face and reminds me why I retained to try to pursue a career in ecology… Note to self: spend more time reading the ‘awkward botany’ blog.

I read it. I loved it. I wanted to share it.

Over to you.

 

I spent the first five months of this year posting almost exclusively about invasive species. There is still plenty more to say on the topic, and I’m sure I will get back to that. However, it is time now to dive into the topic that I really want to explore. Weeds. There is definitely crossover between […]

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