Pickles by Brian Crane


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  1. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, about 3 years ago

    White fuzzy dandelions.

  2. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, about 3 years ago

    I bet there a bunch of zucchini in there again
    this ear.

  3. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Maybe it’s a bush covered with whiteflies.

  4. Linda1259

    Linda1259 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Babies’ Breath?

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    Yup, those western waterhemlocks look pretty…

  6. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 3 years ago

    A “weed” is simply a plant growing where you don’t want it. This includes plants for which no commercial use has yet been found.

  7. mkdonly1

    mkdonly1 said, about 3 years ago

    My kind of garden!

  8. pcolli

    pcolli said, about 3 years ago

    If you like the plant, keep it.

  9. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 3 years ago

    Several seed companies (e.g. Johnny’s Select Seeds) sell the seeds for commonly unwanted plants such as chicory, dandelion, milkweed, nettle, and purslane.
    Weeds want so badly to grow. I often feel sorry for them and let them live for a while. Unfortunately, they usually don’t have the nice forms in maturity that cultured flowers and ground covers have.
    Plus, if you live in a subdivision where people spend money on landscaping and lawn care they will make nasty comments or call the village board on you.

  10. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 3 years ago

    @orinoco womble

    and since Opal wants them, they are by definition NOT weeds.

  11. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 3 years ago


    You may enjoy this, then, esp the last 4 lines:


    Before she has her floor swept
    Or her dishes done,
    Any day you’ll find her
    A-sunning in the sun!

    It’s long after midnight
    Her key’s in the lock,
    And you never see her chimney smoke
    Till past ten o’clock!

    She digs in her garden
    With a shovel and a spoon,
    She weeds her lazy lettuce
    By the light of the moon.

    She walks up the walk Like a woman in a dream.
    She forgets she borrowed butter
    And pays you back in cream!

    Her lawn looks like a meadow,
    And if she mows the place
    She leaves the clover standing
    And the Queen Anne’s lace!

    Edna St. Vincent Millay

  12. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, about 3 years ago

    Clover is a weed?

  13. Old Timer

    Old Timer GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Unwanted growth is a weed. (unwanted sound is noise)

  14. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 3 years ago


    In present-day sanitized high powered lawns, fertilized at strict intervals, watered daily, clover is not welcome. I remember when packets of grass seed contained a certain percentage of clover. It made sense – clover has roots with nodules that fix nitrogen. Sometimes patches of my lawn where clover predominates are the only areas that are green during a drought.
    Plus, the clover flowers are sort of pretty. Lawns with clover are friendly lawns. Kids play on them, and make chains with the flowers. And although some people don’t like it, they attract bees from nearby hives.
    To have dandelions is a terrible scandal. Must poison them along with the clover and 28 other varieties of weeds!
    Our subdivision doesn’t have trees and grass – it has “Landscaping.” Kids can’t climb the trees, they’re too delicate (kids and trees). The trees can’t have fruit like mulberries and apples, because birds eat the mulberries and poop in the swimming pools; kids throw the apples. Bare spots where kids wear down the grass while playing are a sign of low-class and bring down property values.
    But actually, the kids stay inside where it’s air-conditioned in the summer; they play video games. Before air conditioning we used to go outside to get cool – sit under trees and bushes, go in the sprinkler or an inflatable pool.
    Understandably, things change. Some feel it’s too dangerous for kids to be outside without protection. It’s a shame.

  15. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 3 years ago

    We had a saying when I lived in Arizona that if it blossomed and looked pretty, chances are it was either a weed or a cactus.

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