Their numbers diminished after The Mister and I were married. He is of the "tidy landscape" school and I am of the "enjoy whatever grows" school.
My feeling is that weeds are green and after they are mowed, it doesn't look so bad. His feeling is that if you have weeds, you should endeavor to replace those weeds with grass.
Unfortunately, the weed killers can not distinguish between pretty "weeds" and "weeds I don't like".
We have some roses here in our desert yard. After two years of our amateur tending, they are not looking as "vigorous" as some in the neighbor's yards. I may have to take the time to learn more about what they like and need to flourish.
For now, though - I am full steam ahead on the Rhymeland Quilt!