Combine 3 1/2 acres of partially wooded property and a fenced in sunny vegetable garden with an eco-minded creative free spirit with ADD, and what do you get? Half-finished paradise.
It seems there is never enough time to keep up with the weeds, and I dont dare use a chemical that might get into the food supply. Today my husband and I spent 2 hours in the sun trying to locate 2 apple trees and 2 peach trees I planted this spring. There is some sweet-smelling TALL “weed” that grows in the back of our property that has totally camouflaged my orchard-in-progress.
We purchased our own little section of paradise 2 years ago this August. The property was built for a preacher and his family in 1969, and he was a purveyor of gardening and homemade fruit wines. We had planted the apple and peach near 4 very established pear trees that are loaded with fruit until the deer have a pear-party (I still want to see how they reach the ones at the top!)
In any case, I find myself reluctant to cut down anything for fear it was out there purposely and has some value. Id really like to find out what this “weed” is. There is asparagus and Rhubarb growing nearby as well (I never knew asparagus grew into “trees” if it isnt picked as spears)
Below is a pic - it is growing to the right of my daughter (she is playing piano at my wedding!) - Im not sure you can see it clearly, Ill try to take more pictures - if there are any herb experts out there, let me know if you can identify it!!