Brandis Roush wrote:Also- wild violets. No complaint about them, I would LOVE if they would crowd out the entire lawn, and I have never understood why people complain about them. I want to encourage MORE of them, but my husband isn't sold on this whole "no/less lawn" thing, and I could never convince him to stop mowing, and I think mowing is what keeps the violets in check. We haven't mowed yet this spring and I can tell they have really spread. Also, I've been harvesting the blossoms every morning to make violet jelly (it takes a lot of them). Should I leave some blossoms, or stop after a few days? I know with domesticated flowers you pick flowers to encourage more flowering, but will I wear out a wild species? That sounds like a dumb question now that I've said it out loud.... and the same for creeping charlie- not the blossom picking but I want to encourage it, but it mostly grows intermingled with the grass.
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