A weed by any other name…


Weeds or Flowers?

Having lived in a huge city most of my life, I never experienced the joys of tending an outdoor garden.  I had houseplants and grew herbs on my kitchen window sill.

So as a new transplant to the countryside I was ecstatic to see wildflowers growing around my house in early Spring.   I excitedly pointed them out to my neighbours who have lived here their entire lives.  “Those are weeds,” they informed me, hiding their smiles at my naiveté.  purple and white wildflowers photoThe white and yellow flowers turned out to be wild strawberries, also considered to be weeds.  I don’t know what the bluish violets ones are.  They may actually be violets for all I know. Or what the ground cover is called whose leaves resemble a miniature green rose. As far as I’m concerned, they will be wildflowers beautifying my yard without a bit of effort on my part.

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