Veronica Shukla

Random Musings

Tag: Useful plants

  • Wild Sunflower: Weed or Worthy?

    Wild Sunflower: Weed or Worthy?

    Wild or common sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a native plant in most of North America and all of the United States. This is the plant from which we have bred large annual garden sunflowers grown for cut flowers, seeds, and pure bragging rights. In Iowa, the plant is listed as a noxious weed. Now, Iowa…

  • The “Weeds” in My Yard – A Response to Questions

    A great benefit of transforming my suburban-type yard from an unsustainable lawn to a sustainable ecosystem¬†is setting an example. I can use the process of ¬†transformation to inform neighbors, who undoubtedly have many opinions and questions. I’ve been getting a few general questions since I started the process, but yesterday I got some of the…