Monthly Archives: July 2012

Weeds in a Pot

Embarrassed by its unkempt appearance, I decided to finally tend to my kitchen window box, which this summer had been allowed to run altogether wild. I’ve had mixed success with past plantings, the mix tending mostly toward failure.

This year, however, I took the expert advice of a professional gardener and the resident green thumb of our apartment building. I purchased evergreen ivy, treadwell mint, and a perennial, all brands of plants that could survive not only a hot season, but also me. Yet when I pulled in the window box to transplant them, I was faced with several leafy green dilemmas. You would probably call them weeds. Continue reading