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Old 05-23-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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Hello, we bought a house over the winter and now that spring is finally here in Wisconsin....we are trying to figure out what are weeds and which are perennials.


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just guessing
1) grass
2)mint
3)parsley

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I don't think the last is parsley.

If you take those pictures, or better...actual samples to your local nursery, they should be able to help you ID them.
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The last picture is growing on a vine, we thought maybe grapes.

The first picture is not grass....I'm not that much of an idiot.

Thanks anyway, I will go to my local nursery.
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The last picture is growing on a vine, we thought maybe grapes.

The first picture is not grass....I'm not that much of an idiot.

Thanks anyway, I will go to my local nursery.

So, I am an idiot for guessing from a pic?
You asked for an opinion.
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So, I am an idiot for guessing from a pic?

How you could not tell from photo three it was some sort of vine, probably prized wine grapes. I spent some time at my cousin's vineyard and winery in Painter, VA. He wanted to prove that non-grafted merlot grapes, grown between the Chesapeake and Atlantic, could produce award winning wine. And he did. He was 70 when he started the venture and ended up selling the vines and all. I thought of buying the place but talk about the middle of nowhere with nobody around most of the year? Thanks to this forum I do not talk to myself quite so much and I do love city living.

Sure got your chops busted suggesting photo one looks like a clump of grass though did you not! For your treatment of Bubba Chris OP? Let me assure you your theory is correct. Those are prized merlot grape vines!

Let's see what the OP does to me when I try to help? OP. Pull one tiny piece of the plant in photo one and tell me whether there is a small tuber with roots on it? Did it, or is it trying to send up stems with flowers that might bloom?

Seriously OP, and as a practical suggestion. Spend your first year in the new house doing landscape triage and fixing what is overgrown and obviously in need of help. Some weekend, grab a long 100 foot tape, or longer and transfer dimensions of what you have to paper or a $40 software program and mark all these plants you are not sure about in context to your house sitting on your little part of the earth.

Then just watch the first year or two and see what they do. You will drive yourself and others on forums like this to the point of some irritation sending them little snapshots of three leaves or a clump of blades out of context and asking them what it is and whether you should kill it.

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Here is how it works...

yank on them. If they come out with great difficulty, they are weeds. If they come out with ease they are flowers
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Ok ok...no jokes... pic two does look like a weed I pull regularly from my gardens and picture three looks like columbine
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Is photo one monkey grass? Liriope, I think it's called? I have no clue if that winters over in WI. I have it here in MD and if it is cut back in the fall, it looks like that with no jaggedy brown edges come Spring.
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The bottom picture might be wild geranium---a native forest floor plant.

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