The red weed grew tumultuously in their roofless rooms.
A gentle breeze kept the red weed that covered every scrap of unoccupied ground gently swaying.
Mr Clare also stepped out of line, and began privateering about for the weed
. When she found him near her, her very tension at what she had heard the night before made her the first to speak.
Not surely her cousin Hepzibah's, who had no taste nor spirits for the lady-like employment of cultivating flowers, and--with her recluse habits, and tendency to shelter herself within the dismal shadow of the house--would hardly have come forth under the speck of open sky to weed and hoe among the fraternity of beans and squashes.
The evil of these departed years would naturally have sprung up again, in such rank weeds (symbolic of the transmitted vices of society) as are always prone to root themselves about human dwellings.
So the Sons dug up all the weeds
, and all the vines too, and even neglected to bury the old man.
Consider the intimate and curious acquaintance one makes with various kinds of weeds -- it will bear some iteration in the account, for there was no little iteration in the labor -- disturbing their delicate organizations so ruthlessly, and making such invidious distinctions with his hoe, levelling whole ranks of one species, and sedulously cultivating another.
Shall I not rejoice also at the abundance of the weeds whose seeds are the granary of the birds?
"If I have a spade," she whispered, "I can make the earth nice and soft and dig up weeds. If I have seeds and can make flowers grow the garden won't be dead at all--it will come alive."
She searched about until she found a rather sharp piece of wood and knelt down and dug and weeded out the weeds and grass until she made nice little clear places around them.
She went from place to place, and dug and weeded, and enjoyed herself so immensely that she was led on from bed to bed and into the grass under the trees.
Continuous use of the same herbicides, especially at lower rates, may encourage weed
resistance over time.