Category Archives: Weeds & Unwanted Plants

A Freebie Hanging Basket Filler

This odd little ivy sprouts all over my garden beds.  I believe it can be a perennial since I think a few plants came back in the same spot in the garden. I have to dig it out of the vegetable garden because, as you can see, it grows all over the place and I can't have it growing and twisting all over my vegetable plants.  It really is an interesting plant and I don't want to kill it.  I got the idea last year to put some in a hanging basket and see what happens.  It happened very nicely so Read more [...]

What Is This Plant?

I don't know what this plant is.  It's leaves are the spittin-image of giant ragweed, but this one is sprouting from a cut down, 6" diameter tree stump.  Several of these shoots are growing out of the ground right next to the stump, as you can see.  I know giant ragweed has been described as a lot of biomass, but I think this is an actual tree, not just a weed.  These things grow all over the place - all very large, but I can't say that I have actually seen a 'tree' of this leaf.  I will make Read more [...]