Mamma Had A Baby And Her Head Popped Off

Bad to the phloem!Probably not the most tasteful blog post title  from a lady who just had a baby… But what else did you expect?

I’m still on the mend from that whole “baby having” experience  3 weeks ago– But yard work, mainly weeding, waits for no mom.

As I sit around and mend, the Garlic Mustard, Dandelions and Bouncing Bet are taking over. Repeated bending is a real no-no with these stitches in my midsection  so… What’s a garden mamma to do?

I’m meeting the weeds halfway. It’s the equivalent of shooting hoops granny-style.

I figure that if I can keep them from going to seed, well- that’s something. So I just wait until they grow tall enough for me to meet halfway and I give a lame attempt at a “stoop” and just pop off their heads…

Momma had a baby and her head popped off

Remember that? What a great way to get kids to deadhead weeds!

I wonder what  violent, sick genius came up with that…

A couple "heads" at my still-bloated feet...



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About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

One thought on “Mamma Had A Baby And Her Head Popped Off

  1. popping off the top half of weeds is how i mark my rows in the wee patch. if there aren’t harvestable or blooming growth, i’m not weeding it. instead i make sure the weeds don’t set seeds by never letting them get that tall, & then i walk along top of them weeding the actual rows. plus, it helps keep soil in place when heavy rains show up.

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