My dad's nemesis is the thistle, for obvious reason.
Aaron particularly detests dandelions. When it goes to seed, he goes nuts.My current enemy is the cheese weed. Come on, check out these roots! They may look innocent enough above ground, but they've got something ridiculous going on underground. I've been known to spend up to five minutes on one cheese weed, just to get that sucker by the roots! Which is why I'm so daunted by the thriving cheese weed crop in our yard. My neighbor across the cul-de-sac likes to say "a weed is just a plant in the wrong spot." We've got plenty of those. (Wheatgrass, for example. I'll save that story for another day.)
As I've been eagerly looking for our vegetable seeds to sprout, day after day I've seen only weeds. I'm really understanding the phrase "grows like a weed." Maybe in the Garden of Eden fruit trees grew like that. Sounds good to me!