Ten Pictures to Look at Before Using the Weed-Eater

This post is for my husband and son, who are guilty of killing my plants willy-nilly when they mow the yard.
These are tulips in full bloom:
tulips
These are tulips before they bloom:
earlytulips
I’m very pleased to have some bulbs that the mutant ninja squirrels haven’t dug up and eaten, so don’t kill them.
This is a hosta:
hosta
This is what hostas look like before they fully unfurl their leaves:
earlyhostas
My hostas have been in the same places for about a decade. Take note.
This is a Stella D’Oro Daylily before blooming:
stelladoro
If left alone, it will have beautiful yellow blooms all summer.
This is a Stella D’Oro Daylily that has been hacked to the ground.
butcheredstelladoro
This will make me grumpy every time I see it, which means every time I walk to the driveway.
This is mint:
mint
and this is thyme:
thyme
If you step on or chop into anything that smells like food, leave it alone.
This is the foliage of a magic lily:
magiclily
If left alone, the Spring foliage will fade and the light pink blooms will sprout like magic in late July. If hacked down in the Spring, they aren’t as likely to bloom.
This is poison ivy:
poisonivy
Although I do want it to go away, I do not want it killed with the weed eater, which just spreads the oils around and increases the probability I’ll come in contact with it, break out in a full-body rash, and need lots of steroids. Remember, you do not like me on steroids. Spray it with weed killer and let it dry out before removing with gloves.
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6 thoughts on “Ten Pictures to Look at Before Using the Weed-Eater”

  1. This is pretty great. You should print it out and hang it around town near weed eater displays. You could save marriages. Consider it a random act of kindness 🙂

  2. I came to your blog from Bev’s. Thank you for your lovely posts about a dear friend. I have been off-line for months for health reasons and had prayed I might find her miraculously recovered when I got back on line. Her services sound beautiful and so appropriate, down to the casserole dish urn. Bless her loving spirit. I will so miss her. Your garden is lovely, just a manifestation of the garden in your heart, to care enough to allow her blog friends to say goodbye through your posts. I have signed on to follow you. Note – there seems to be a lot of advertising spam on Bev’s blog in one of the last three posts.

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