Every spring the same quiz...
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It's not only the plants that look strange and test our memories in spring. At every turn we ask, "what the heck is that, now?!"
...What is that?! Should I keep it? Did I plant
It's not you, it's all of us -- we don't recognize in spring
what we worked with or planted last year. To make matters worse, weeds with an
attitude are doing their best to convince us they belong.
We hope you'll post the photos of your mysteries on the Forum
so others can help you answer. Meanwhile, here's are two mysteries
you can solve with a click.
Below: It's good to have another gardener to ask "What is
this, anyway?" We do that at the Forum based on photos and other
clues. We also invite you to come outdoors in Garden By Janet
and Steven sessions. There we all learn in that best way, by
doing. Here Janet identifies a weed for fellow volunteer and
newsletter subscriber Mary Topf at a Detroit Zoo gardening
#1 What's that
up there on the
Clues: We often see
it just that close as we stick our head into a shrub while
because it's attached to a twig. We let them stay. If we
have to prune
the branch off, we hang it in a nearby shrub. Answer
#2 Nose to the windowsill
Clues: You might not pick it up and look closely at it all
winter. Inspection time comes when the spring cleaning urge strikes
and you want to wipe off windowsills. That also happens to be the
time to pot and up-pot plants. Answer