Venial vegetation vexations

I know not from whence they come
or wherest they go.
Please help me determine—
I do not know—
Friends or foes?

Look! It is my cilantro!
Reseeded and growed
All on its own. Ho!


  • Anonymous

    Catching up…

    Not sure. I thought #2 was nicotiana of some sort, but I’ll go with rudbeckia too. 🙂 I’d pull #1. Heck, I pull most things because volunteers tend to get thuggish in my garden (‘specially chamomile and borage). I also thought #3 was cranesbill… mine is flowering now in part shade so if yours is the same it should start soon.

  • Jennifer Jo

    I’m glad to know that #2 is a friend because it’s popping up everywhere. #4 IS a gas plant—I was thinking that’s what it might be. Amber (S’s sister) planted that when she visited last spring, but it didn’t do anything. This year might be different, it appears. Number 3 I think is foe, but I still don’t know. Number 1 I’m still not sure about… Any other opinions?


  • Sarah

    Not sure about 1
    I think 2 is correct
    3 looks to me like Cranesbill geranium or something like that? but maybe not…

  • Anonymous

    #1 Daisy Fleabane. (I think) Foe
    #2 those glorious Black-eyed Susans that provide such brilliant late summer bloom (I think) Friend
    #3 looks like a weed, but maybe Germander?
    #4 looks like a friend. Gas Plant?


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