I ventured on an afternoon stroll in my summer garden and my glance chanced to land upon my favorite stepping stone, one of white cement with a brass colored watering can adorning the center. And adorning the watering can beneath my feet was an eager and delicate flowering spotted spurge plant. This weed looks to have a tender heart, small timid flowers, a root system that easily disengages from its hold on terra firm, and sweet polka dots in some select spots!
I do not mind you in my garden little spotted spurge. You are a nice bit of ground cover and you keep the soil soft. I know very little about you, but I’ve often wondered why do you have such an ugly name. You must have a downside – what is it?
Ah, your toxicity to sheep and other grazers – there is the answer. Well then, I somehow feel like I should tread upon you since you are trying to lay claim to my stepping stone, and I will not let any sheep eat you. Job well done, Debbie! Here’s to a Friday’s problem solved. Whew! Now, off to bed for me and mine.
Sweet dreams weed lovers – may your days be sunny and your nights have breezes that tickle the wind chimes in your dreams.
Please come back tomorrow for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like.
We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be.
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