A Good Day’s Work


Remember this? What I want you to notice are the weeds in the stone patio. And that’s not as bad as they got either.

You might have noticed that you could barely see my Little Joe joe pye weed because of the weeds in last Friday’s post. It’s been pretty bad around here while my arm is healing.


Thankfully one thing got addressed this past weekend. After a couple hours of weeding, this patio, and a bed along the back of my house, along with the bed that adjoins this patio, are relatively weed free.

The Spoiler was priceless. He asked what I was going to do to get the weeds out. I made a pinching motion with my thumb and index finger. He just shook his head and said “wow. ”

In all honesty, some of the weeds were so robust that they took my whole hand–and on occasion both hands–to get out. Luckily those were easy enough to pull or I think that I might have ripped open my arm!

Now I have to tackle freeing up that poor joe pye weed!

2 thoughts on “A Good Day’s Work

  1. tonytomeo August 19, 2019 / 8:37 pm

    I noticed the little Joe Pye weed more than the weeds. Others have been sharing pictures of the common Joe Pye weed as if it is common. I am getting to want to grow it.

  2. gardendaze August 20, 2019 / 5:49 am

    The “common” Joe pye weed is glorious if you have the room. I pass a great clump of it on my way to work every day. They have it just off the porch in a foundation planting in a brick mid-century ranch. I actually admire most of what they’ve done in that particular landscape.


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