Pictured on your left is a plant in a shaded garden at my house, and my wife and I disagree over whether to keep or kill this flowering plant. My guess is that this is a specimen of mayweed chamomile, also known as Anthemis cotula.
My wife argues that this is little more than an opportunistic weed, and that it should be simply pulled, ground up, and discarded into the compost pile. My argument in favor of a stay of execution for the plant is that this area receives little sun, and that only hostas and springtime tulips seem to fare well there.
Besides, it was a free botanical gift courtesy of the wind or the excrement of a passing bird.
The loser of the contest has agreed to abide by a simple majority vote from a tabulation of comments from those who support life and those heartless accessories to murder who wish to see this harmless, innocent plant snuffed out like the victim of a PCP-fueled, AK-47-carrying psychopath.
OK: a bit of hyperbole to bolster my case, but I wrote the blog post. Anyways, what say ye: kill the weed or cultivate the flower?