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The Gnome and I – Adventures in First Time Home Ownership – Episode 5

The Gnome and I – Adventures in First Time Home Ownership – Episode 5
The Yard

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As this was my first dwelling with my own yard I was determined to have nice looking grass and a flower garden.  I grew up in suburbia where lawns and gardens were always a main topic of conversation between neighbours.  The weeds migrating from the property next door presented a problem.  The men I hired to do the mowing brought me grass seed.  I diligently watered early and late as instructed.  Dan said I was wasting my time; there was nothing I could do about the weeds.  Henri consulted his latest edition of Better Gnomes & Gardens and concurred.


I persisted to no avail.  The weeds won in the end.  But they were delightful in their own way.  Whenever something new sprouted I was excited.  Each time I presented my latest wildflowers to Dan and Jane.  And they would kindly explain the specimens were weeds.

purple and white wildflowers photo
Weeds or Flowers?

27 thoughts on “The Gnome and I – Adventures in First Time Home Ownership – Episode 5”

  1. Gnomes and Gardens – ha ha ha.
    Hey don’t throw the trowel in just yet.
    Anyway I disagree with Dan and whatshername – I don’t think those are weeds, I think they’re wildflowers!
    A rose by any other name…

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  2. “Better gnomes and gardens” – lol!!
    Yes, as someone else said above, weeds are simply plants/flowers growing in the wrong place. Those little lilac-coloured things are so pretty!! Now if you can find a gnome-sized vase…

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  3. God made both the weeds and flowers. They each have their purpose I suppose, but weeds are so resilient and have caused me to use foul language on more than one occasion. I can’t say that about flowers. Good luck with your gardening.

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  4. Our garden is ablaze with pretty little weeds, that I mow around until they finish flowering. We are regularly swamped with more Forget-me-nots each spring, ironically, as my memory is getting steadily worse with age and I keep forgetting to pull them out when they die off.

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    1. The men that mow the grass roll their eyes when I ask them to mow around the ‘flowers’. 🙂
      I was really happy that the wild strawberries multiplied quite a bit! I had several bowls of the them the second year.

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