When weeds become entangled in perennial flowers, digging is often more effective than chemical sprays. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Nothing in this world is certain, except death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin. That’s not entirely true. He left out weeds. Anyone with a yard or garden knows that weeds are a near certainty. Plant it, and they will come; weeds, that is. Weeds can take the fun out of gardening, if we let them get the upper hand in our vegetable gardens, landscapes and flower beds.