But deliberately buying and planting a weed in my garden? That's a whole other level.
I actually do know what I was thinking when I bought 'Dragon's Blood' Clover last year. I was thinking, 'What a cool name!' and 'Well, if I'm going to have weeds in my garden, at least they will be pretty ones.' And up close, the plant is actually quite lovely.
Yep, I fell for it. I'm shaking my head now at the past Indie.
My story of folly is not even over yet. After I planted it, the clover had the nerve to look like it was struggling in my garden. I moved it, gave it extra water, and actually cared for the stupid thing. I admit it - I, Indie, babied a weed. All summer it acted like it was dying and actually tricked me into thinking it would never come back. Boy was I was wrong.
This year it thanked me for my care - by popping up EVERYWHERE!
It's growing in the front garden. It's growing in the side garden. It's in the lawn having wild rebellious parties with all the other types of clover and weeds.
Like I said, what was I thinking?
By the way, if anyone else - maybe a big nursery that wants to sell fancy new cultivars? - has a similar lapse in judgement, I happen to have a red-splashed version of a different weed that I would be more than willing to sell:
I can personally vouch that this, ahem, plant grows very well in the garden.
Almost like a weed, in fact.