Repent, ye gardeners, repent!
Repent and pay your penance with hours of weeding for planting, once again, a plant that you had no business planting, that took hold in your garden and while you weren’t looking, spread and smothered and self-sowed and destroyed all that was in its path.
Repent for all the plants around that thug, that monster, that invasive hog-plant that seems to know no bounds.
Oh, yes, proclaim your innocence! You are the victim here, standing there holding that four inch pot with the cute little plant.
They are selling it, it can’t be bad!
Another gardener is offering it to you for free! Would they do that if it was an invasive?
After all it is just one tiny little plant in a four inch pot.
You are Super Gardener. In your garden, you will control it, tame it, make it grow only where you would have it grow. You will show it that YOU are in charge of it.
You should have listened to that little voice that said “Don’t plant it”. But you didn’t. Now you must pay for your transgression!
Repent, ye gardeners, repent.
I am sorry that I planted that moneywort, Lysimachia nummularia, in my perennial bed. I was a numskull for doing that. I now know that
the love of planting of moneywort is the root of all evil. Please forgive me. I will work to get rid of it. I promise. Please do not let it grow anymore.