War on Weeds

Wild violets in bloom

Some weeds native plants I can tolerate.

Like these violets.

They can be a nice groundcover in the shady spots. But…

Shoots of black swallowortBut this

Black swallowort forming a matThis



Evil incarnate.

Evil, I tell you!

Officially it’s Black swallow-wort, but I just call it the evil weed. It’s never even pretty. It just grows faster than you can weed it.

It will choke out hillsides and deceive butterflies. It eats Roundup for breakfast and hiccups. Just pulling it up only encourages it; you have to dig out the roots. The roots spread like evil brains transmitting their thoughts through the tubes in internets.


Coming up:

  • “Distant Replay”
  • “Who’s Afraid of Wolf 359?”
  • “A Small Room in Koboldtown”
  • “Last Contact”
  • “Tideline”