The bindweed is blooming everywhere here now. Fortunately, I have beaten it back fairly well in the gardens. The tractor guy did quite the job spreading the roots around this spring.
Of the annual weeds, groundsel has begun to bloom. Whenever I see a plant with those yellow flowers, I've stopped and pulled it. That doesn't mean that I have it out totally or anywhere close to that. Just that it hasn't been able to go through its entire life process for seed to seed - so far!
More common (than common groundsel
) is the the purslane. I have only been able to go thru most of the beds where it occurs and need to do that again, there. Elsewhere, it will bloom soon outside the paths between beds and rows where the rototiller hasn't reached it.
The neighbor has done so-so with the "Italian" thistle (Carduus nutans)... so far. It hasn't had a chance to bloom in his garden but it's everywhere around it. Disappointing but I can't be responsible for that. Soon the seeds will begin to drift with the breeze ...
We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks