These two weeds are all over my garden, if anyone can ID them, I’d be most appreciative!
Most of my plants are a bit delayed after a chilly start to the spring, but things are kicking into high gear now. I tried some new things this year…heirloom tomatoes (Cherokee Purple, Green Zebra), as well as new varieties of zucchini (Patio Star - good for containers; Cavili - produces fruit without pollination). I also grew some of my veggie plants in fabric containers, GeoPots to be exact, and am using Neptune’s Harvest Seaweed/Fish fertilizer. It appears I’ll be having quite a harvest this year!
The Bible of Native Plants
While I wait for spring to arrive, I’ve been spending some time reading up on the many wonderful native perennials, shrubs, and trees for the southeastern U.S. This book is quickly becoming a favorite of mine:
It starts off by discussing the importance of preserving our native plants, and the role that wildlife gardens play in our ecosystems, then gets into great detail about the various families of native plants (hollies, magnolias, maples, etc.) including growing information. I highly commend this book to anyone interested in planting native!