Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Weed Appreciation Day

March 28 is Weed Appreciation Day. Being a recent transplant to Colorado I had to check this one out, and I was relieved to learn that it’s a day in recognition of common weeds found in your lawn or garden. A weed is simply any plant that is not in a place where it should be. Medicinal, herbal, and edible plants, and even flowers are considered weeds if they grow where not wanted. Common weeds do provide some benefit including converting carbon dioxide to oxygen, providing food and shelter for birds and wildlife, some have medicinal value, and others may even make a fine salad or dandelion wine.

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