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?


  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. They say that weeds are plants in the wrong place.
    But, who are THEY ? If you like them then keep them. I’m sure that many birds and insects would love that ! 🙂 ❤

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  3. “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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  4. 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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  5. 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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    • 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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