To my delight I found a post from the Larry Meiller show with some great suggestions. The obvious is to live with weeds -- basically a plant that simply takes over, but can be lovely. My two pronged approach going forward is pulling large amounts of weeds, and putting in "paths". For the later we'll use cardboard, carpet, etc., and then cover with mulch to create more space among the plants. Wish me luck, and I welcome any suggestions. Both children have mid to late summer birthdays, and we'll be having small gatherings at our home. I would like the yard to be spruced up a bit before the parties!
Strawberries in a pot -- I am thinking of transplanting them at the
end of the season, to a permanent spot in the yard.
Asparagus hidden among the Jungle Weeds
Even my potted peppers are not free of invasive growth! What a summer!
A little sampler of the Guns and Roses song Welcome to the Jungle.