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Weed From Hell – What Not To Wear In Your Summer Garden

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Shawna's Weed From Hell a.k.a. World's Largest Suburban Weed    Today I will be at a convention downtown Chicago and thought I would leave you with this little interesting tidbit – – look at what I discovered in the hidden recesses of my community garden. Here it is – the world’s largest suburban garden weed coming up!

I know! I know! I should be ashamed of myself letting this weed get so tremendously out of hand. It measured two inches taller than me coming in at a whopping 5’6” tall.

Busy working mother, hugungous garden, full-time writing career, interviews, traveling, life, yada, yada, yada… and this is what you get.

One giant weed.

Only sustainable way to get rid of a giant weed – pull it! Send me photos of your giant weeds – I don’t want to feel this embarrassed all by myself for pete’s sake!

giant weed

Below is a shot of where I found the weed – hidden right behind the sunflowers in plain sight.

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  1. Thank you! It's my community garden built to inspire my neighborhood to do good things for one another. I love it! 🙂

    Take care, Shawna

  2. Haha, I had a groundsel plant growing behind my lilac last summer… by the time I saw it, it was almost as big as the lilac! Very satisfying to pull out though.

  3. Dangit! I had a bunch of that in MY backyard, then I saw it in your garden so I figured it was something good 😉 Now I'll have to do some weeding!

  4. Uh oh, I think I've got a doozy I can take a picture of and send it–it's way behind a bunch of potted plants and I was torn–kind of liking it as background foliage, kind of feeling like I should do something about it…

  5. I had one of those in my new dirt, new mulch, new compost, raised bed.
    I thought it was a flower, because I planted some here and there, along the border.

  6. Just wait until you see the crabgrass patch that has overtaken my front yard. “Patch?” More like an ocean!

    Anyone know how to get rid of the stuff without killing the grass you want to keep?

  7. Yeah, I have a few weeds like that. I'm very restricted as to how much I work in the summer due to my lupus, rain, and heat. Things tend to start getting out of hand in July and August, it's a jungle. September gets cooler, though, so I start back weeding and getting things done.

  8. So funny, Shawna – I was weeding early this morning and I'm reading your blog tonight – if it had been the other way around I would have A)taken a picture of MY monster weed – probably a good 5' and B)I would have waited to get my CobraHead Weeder! Learned a lot tonight – thanks!

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