In The Garden Now…..Field Bindweed

Monday, July 1, 2019

White Morning Glory
Text and photo 
by Victoria Gilleland 

I’ve been fighting with this garden bully for more than 30 years.

I dread seeing it crawling up the ravine in back of our place. 

I know that it’s just a matter of time before it reaches the crest of the hill and sends its green tentacles over and into some of my favorite shrubs and trees!

I dig, pull, cut back and clean up but never seem to completely eradicate this devil! 

A stem piece little more than an inch long left behind in the soil can take root and form a new plant. 

Now is that really fair?

Fortunately for all of us fighting this aggressive green menace in our gardens there is a source of expert advice on how to deal with it. Check out the Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board entry on Field Bindweed.

Good luck! We’re all going to need it.

(Convolvulus arvensis)

Victoria Gilleland is the owner of Cottage Garden Designs, a Garden Design company specializing in Redesign of Residential Gardens, Garden Consultation and Coaching. She has been designing gardens in the northwest for over 25 years. (


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