2013

I'm wondering... what's a weed?

Exactly who gets to decide what is a weed or not? Every time I see a commercial for a weed killing spray the first category mentioned is usually dandelions. Why?? I happen to love them and can't figure out why anyone would want to kill them. Is defining weeds a subjunctive decision? I happen to dislike roses very (very, very) much, so, does that mean I can call them weeds? Hmm...
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The techinical definition of a weed is a plant that's growing where it's not wanted.

So, you'd be perfectly justified in calling a rosebush in your own garden a weed, while deliberately planting dandelions (which are clones, incidentally).
Thats cool ,I like dandelions, my fav dandelion fact until now is that the are called "pissenlit" in french, ( piss in the bed) but now I am gonna have a whole pollination anecdote to go with that :o) which is cool.... or possibly is another reason not to enter into conversation with me :o)

Thanks

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Piss-the-bed amongst Scottish children, too; from the erroneous belief that getting the sap on your hands would lead to just that.