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Don Torino Column on Good Weed

Don Torino, a friend of this blog, also writes a weekly column for His latest is on so-called weeds that can upgrade your yard.

Here's a sample:

Despite what you might be thinking, my column this week is not about growing up in the 60s, or the title of an old Cheech & Chong movie, and it’s not even a public service announcement from the Colorado Chamber of Commerce.

It is about some real good weed you can pick up right here in New Jersey at your local garden center.

By now you all are familiar with some really good weeds, like milkweed. Milkweeds are the host plants for the Monarch butterfly and a nectar source for countless other butterflies, moths and insects.

But what you may not know is that there are some other really good weeds you can introduce to your home garden that will not only make you feel good when you see your backyard come alive, but will give a big helping hand to our local wildlife, too. ...

The link is here.