“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.“ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gardening season is really picking up now. I am trying to spend as much time in the garden as possible with my daughter. Remembering that all plants are new to her is hard. I almost had her pull weeds yesterday, then realized she will not be able to differentiate between weeds and plants. I foresaw her picking all plants out of our pots.
After all, weeds also can be wondrous to her. And what is a weed? Clover is a weed to many, yet a groundcover to many as well. I’m working on a moss garden and small clover will look nice there.
So, I’m sticking with trying to get her to not pull leaves off plants. I keep repeating to “pet them gently”, the same as I say for the cat. It took about 6 months to not grab the cat. Hopefully she picks it up with plants before the winter freeze.
I pick the weeds while she isn’t watching.