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  • Date Photo Taken

    05 / 16 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Midwest

  • State

    Michigan

  • Posted by

    dirtslinger78

Notes:

I sowed lots of mixed seed packs this spring. I spread them all along the edge of my yard where the bog/woods begins. Hoping to enjoy some beautiful flowers this summer rather than weeds. I think this is a weed or tree sprout but unsure as it is larger than most other sprouts. I am very new to gardening. Should I keep it or remove it.

Comments

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Incidentally…. You are gardening in a delicate area. don’t be so eager to call everything a weed… The jewelweed is a natural… and if you wait, you should see a ton of native wildflowers… My best flowers are the ones that I did NOT plant. In your wetland garden patch… I would expect to see a number of different iris… lobelia, chelone, joe pye weed, plus any number of other plants that people pay good money for at the nursery… AFTER eradicating the “weeds”… If you get my meaning… We’re pulling out or spraying the existing native wildflowers… and then purchasing inferior varieties of the same plants! A clump of plants that have spent millennia adjusting to the specific conditions of our particular piece of paradise… will always be far superiour to the exact same varieties of flowers brought in from another area… http://www.stonethegardener.com/wp/2013/05/a-step-beyond/

    May 19th, 2015 at 1:26pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Jewel weed (Impatiens capensis) a keeper! Scroll to the bottom of this link to see images of plants comparable to what you have: http://www.thenaturelabs.com/article.php?id=36

    May 19th, 2015 at 1:11pm

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