by Connie Oswald Stofko
In this month’s issue of WNY Gardening Matters, the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County give us some hints on what to do about creeping Charlie, a weed that many of us struggle with.
As they suggest, I will get out there now. It’s easier to get rid of this weed when you catch it early, and it’s easier to pull out when the ground is wet.
In the article, you will not only get tips on how to get rid of creeping Charlie, you can find tips on how you might make use of it. You can eat it!
Bonus tip: Now is the time to look for red leaf lily beetle, which does a great deal of damage to true lilies (not daylilies). It also damages a spring flower called fritillaria.