Friday, December 11, 2015

Help Wanted -- Weeds Over Roots

Hm... Any ideas on how to remove these tap-rooted weeds without damaging the roots of the red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia) growing in the same spot?

OK, all you Jedi-level Master Gardeners out there... What's your secret for removing perennial weeds perched precariously close to valuable plants?

In this case, I'm talking about a taprooted weed of some sort growing right on top of the crown/roots of a red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia).

How can I get rid of the weed without harming the desirable plant growing in the same place?

Thoughts? Suggestions? Prayers? Expressions of sympathy? :)


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