For years, I have been fighting a battle with Bugle Weed and my on line searches for removal leads me to web sites that advertise it as a "lovely ground cover". The battles have been fought on the front lawn and I believe that we have won that particular front, but it's now running rampant in my front garden.
This afternoon, I went out to take pictures of the lilacs blooming in my front yard:
The white lilacs are beautiful and thick in the front of my house where they get a lot of sun. Meanwhile, the purple lilacs are looking anemic and what could that be on the ground? Yes, it's "the weed", now thriving in my garden. Maybe I should just give up. Perhaps, I will just let it become the groundcover that chokes out the rest of the weeds. It was a good war, one without chemicals, us versus it. I am throwing in the towel, as long as it's out of my lawn, let's see how it does in the garden.
So why is it that what one person considers a weed....can be a flower for another person?