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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Dec 1, 2016 6:42 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing That is so true!
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Daylilies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Garden Art
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Echinacea Region: United States of America Hostas Bulbs Dog Lover
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Legalily
Dec 2, 2016 1:11 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing This reminds me of the time, several years ago, I went to visit my mom in Colorado. She had been wanting Ground Cherries for years since she moved there from Iowa and finally had a Ground Cherry plant growing! It wasn't very bit and she neglected to tell me where it was. I always helped her with her landscaping and pulled weeds when I would visit and, noticing what I thought was a weed by the front door next to her roses, I pulled it! Just as I did I heard her yell NOOOOOOOOOOO! I quickly found out where he had planted the ground cherry! I tried to replant it quickly as it was in one piece, but it never made it. Never did hear the end of that one Whistling Whistling Whistling
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
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blue23rose
Dec 2, 2016 1:23 PM CST
It's Murphy's Law for gardeners Rolling on the floor laughing
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Dec 2, 2016 5:43 PM CST
I have a very small gardening area, so I'm usually anal about pulling weeds, or those rampant self seeding flowers, as soon as I see the seed leaves, but this year I'm determined to wait until they're 6" tall, or show woody stems. I am finding that the birds and varmints have planted some interesting stuff, so I'll make myself wait until I can id them.
Name: Linda
southern Minn. (Zone 4b)
Hostas Peonies Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Procrastinator Region: Minnesota
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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alwaysbehindMN
Jul 22, 2017 9:01 PM CST
Carol and Ginny and Vickie... and probably everyone who read this quote: Truer words never spoken... weeds are always very stubborn about letting loose!
Name: Archivesgirl
Salisbury, MD (Zone 7b)
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Critters Allowed Region: Maryland Birds
Frogs and Toads
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Archivesgirl
Jul 23, 2017 6:51 AM CST
I know this is probably anathema to most, if not all gardeners, but when pulling weeds I have to take my gloves off and feel them along with the roots. I can't get a good grasp on them with gloves and I don't use the usual tools for pulling them out (like my sister does Whistling ). She thinks it's awful that I use bare hands to do it. Maybe I should just tell her it's a "Zen moment" where I'm being one with the earth? Rolling my eyes. Big Grin Gayle

Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
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blue23rose
Jul 23, 2017 7:56 AM CST
I have that same problem sometimes, lol. I just have to take the gloves off!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Brian Halse
Orange, CA (Zone 10a)
Garden Photography Hummingbirder Region: California Tomato Heads Plumerias Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Englishgardener
Jul 23, 2017 1:33 PM CST
Should read, 'It WAS a valuable plant'!!!!!!
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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tx_flower_child
Jul 23, 2017 4:02 PM CST
I almost always wear gloves when gardening. I hate doing so. Used to never wear them because I like feeling the soil. Guess it was the use of tools (not small hand tools) that got me started wearing gloves. Often tho when I'm walking past the garden after filling the bird feeders or taking out the trash, I'll spot something that needs to come out. I have a mantra 'Don't do it. Don't do it' that I chant and then I find myself thinking 'it's only one little weed. will just take a sec.' Of course I stop to pull the weed and that second turns into minutes and the minutes turn into - well need I say more?
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Jul 23, 2017 6:58 PM CST
Gardeners can't worry about manicures. The only reason I ever wear gloves is that in old age my skin has gotten thin, so any little bump causes bleeding.. The cure is wear long sleeves if you have to look good for an occasion.
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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tx_flower_child
Jul 24, 2017 12:02 AM CST
Haven't had a manicure in years! And always wear long sleeves in the garden. Don't like hats much but sometimes can be seen wearing bandanas. Technically not even supposed to be outside. Such is life.

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