Monday, May 25, 2009

Buttercups - A Tolerable Weed

Check out these cute little creeping buttercups.


They have such happy little blossoms, and their foliage isn't too hard on the eyes either. It's a shame that they're weeds and they try to take over the entire yard, because they're pretty much impossible to eradicate.

Oh well. They're nice window dressing for the rain barrel.

buttercups with rain barrel

When we began working on the back perennial bed three years ago, these buttercups were flourishing beneath the layer of gravel and landscape fabric the previous owners had laid in that bed. I don't think these plants CAN be killed if they survived those conditions. We just try to yank them out as we see their tips emerge from the soil. We'll never be rid of them, but we can try to keep them managed!

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At 9:52 AM , Blogger Tami said...

I think they are very pretty so I would keep them if they were in my yard. I'm sure the yellow brightens those patches.


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