Redneck's Wife
Friday, January 14, 2005
  The Enemy
Gaaaaah! I hate these. I guess they are called "oxalis" and they WILL NOT go away, and they are threatening to take over my yard. Hopefully copious amounts of this and this will help.


One website I looked at helpfully said this:

These hardy plants are quite difficult to get rid of once they have taken root. For some gardeners, however, this is one case where the adage "If you can't beat 'em join 'em" really does have a happy ending.
The showy flowers unfurl every morning to reveal their bright yellow trumpets and then wrap themselves back into a closed tube towards evening.

Awww, isn't that nice? Um, no. If I let them alone, they would be the only thing in my yard. That is NOT going to happen. /rant
 
Comments:
Hey Sami,
Ethan, Lucas and I were walking around our block yesterday and from a distance I thought a house that does nothing with their front yard had put in grass. I was wrong it was what you call oxalis. They had even mowed it!
Cindy
 
Hi Sami and welcome at long last to the blogosphere! Just a couple of comments: your nice little green and soft oxalis are at least not goatheads (or Tribulus terrestris). I don't remember these in California, but they are murder on the bike trails around here. Check out the first link of what they look like when deceptively green, and then the second one for what havok they can wreak:
http://www.socorro.com/fattire/Images/goatheads-3-C24.jpg
http://www.goatheads.com/goathead.jpg
Oh, and I think we might have the copyright on "redneck" round about these her parts up in Ideehoo!
 
Randall,
That's frightening!!
 
What, the weeds or the rednecks? ;-)
 
The weeds, Randall. yuck!!
 
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