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|I've never much liked the idea of controlling nature, but then I love wildflowers, so there's that. I do like setting boundaries, but sometimes when I see something I can't identify growing in the middle of my prized peonies, I'll let it grow, watch for it to bloom and then decide if I want to keep it or not. Knowing full well that it was brought there by the birds, most likely. Like rules, boundaries were sometimes meant to be broken.
On the other hand, I also love weeds, know the medicinal value of so many 'weeds' that I can't bring myself to destroy all the chickweed that grows in my yard. Same with plantain, same with heal-all, same with mint when it goes nutzy crazy. Same with monarda which is in the mint family too. I mostly keep these things in clumps, but even so, to others they are weeds and aren't worth anything.
But then I don't take meds either, if I know for sure I have a dried leaf of something that will make me feel better. Meds came from plants in the first place, and would still come from them if some brilliant scientist had not conned us into thinking chemicals would be better. Brilliant in that he could see $$$ rolling in.
Sorry. Soap boxes get old, but then I don't climb on mine very often.
I plant by the light of the moon too. Heh!!
I guess it takes all kinds.