Bill Gephardt’s Garden Adventure – Episode 3: The War On Weeds

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 18, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Weeds. Weeds. Weeds.

What can you say about weeds?

Well, turns out, a whole lot of folks, some of them kinda smart, have said a whole lot about weeds over the years.

Some take a whimsical and lighthearted view of weeds.

Take “Winnie the Pooh” author, A.A. Milne. “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them,” Milne wrote as dialogue for the character, Eeyore. (I’ll take this opportunity to point out that Eeyore was a jackass, BTW. Just saying.)

And then there’s the poetic ponderance of Ralph Waldo Emerson, who proffered the notion “What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”

Well, I have a different take on weeds, closer to that of, say, Dave Barry, who observed with fair consternation, that a weed, crabgrass in his case, “can grow on bowling balls in airless rooms, and there is no known way to kill it that does not involve nuclear weapons.”

That goes double for garden weeds.

And while I personally would have no problem dropping the “big one” or using a chemical weapon of mass destruction to take out my weeds, my compadre, certified Master Gardener Leslie Woodmansee, says such an approach is not only brutish, but also a tactical blunder ─ one that lacks the brains and finesse to get to the root of the problem.

So, what’s a backyard gardener to do?

Click on the video player above to find out.

And if you have any questions you’d like us to tackle on Bill Gephardt’s Garden Adventure, go ahead and drop us a line. You can use the comment section below or reach out on Facebook. We will answer each and every one of your questions.

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  1. Your videos do not make sense to deaf people. Closed captioning would really be good! Please consider this.

  2. How do I get in touch with Leslie Woodmansee? I have friends that need a consultation on her new property that has 6-10 varieties of fruit and nut trees. I know they have no idea which ones are which and how to care for them. They need her services! Thanks


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