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In the October wilds

Snapped a couple pics of these purple blooming groundcover/vines running rampant on the embankment behind the house. They’ve been blooming for a couple of weeks, and the white blooming weeds have followed.

10/7/2011 In the Wilds (1) 10/7/2011 In the Wilds (2)

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Lawn and weed woes

The winter lawn looks abominable. Evidence of irregular watering throughout the year shows up in bald patches and weed farms all over the front and back yards. Weed and feed came late this past year, the man laid down the fertilizer in December.  I am wishing for the perfect green lawn in 2011…but it looks like we will have to wait till spring to work on this. Meanwhile, everything from henbit, thistle to nettle weeds are growing. Thanks to this weed identifier, I now know the names of the enemy. The Bermuda bible will give us a leg up on the competition as well. Meanwhile I am thinking about investing in spot weed-killers.