I've killed off -- or severely maimed -- about 10 percent of the perennials (and that's A LOT) growing in the Back Forty.
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I've always had a somewhat laissez faire attitude about the clumps of invasive grass that inevitably pop up in my flowerbeds. I never used herbicides and pesticides given the high volume of dogs, cats and boys constantly foraging in the garden for lost soccer balls and other treasures.I nstead, somewhat half-heartedly, I'd pull out the most obnoxiously visible offenders, but generally, if they didn't take up too much perennial territory, I'd look the other way and pretend they weren't there.
Not this spring. Nope. Not this spring.
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And then. . . .
Let me first just say: I could have sworn I checked the label of the bottle first and it said, "Not harmful to annual and perennial flowering plants."
Obviously, the label did NOT read "Not harmful to annual and perennial flowering plants" as I thought.
I am not happy with myself.
But we soldier on. I will NOT use herbicides or pesticides ever again. Lesson learned on that front.
I WILL re-visit and embrace my inner laissez faire attitude toward weeds and invasive grass. It has stood me good stead over the years.
And I WILL rehab my dirt version of Love Canal so even the nasturiums will bloom next year.