In Massachusetts, too! I normally don't complain about the weather, because July and August are always hot and humid and you learn to accept that. But, wait! It's only the beginning of June. I went outside for 15 minutes at 11:30 a.m. and almost "died". The temp is 79F/26C but, it's so humid, it feels like 100F/37C! I hate humidity. The Farmer's Almanac says that it's going to be a hot summer due to El Nina. (There, I'm done complaining . . . I think.)
Do you ever stop to look closely at the weeds in your yard? What actually is a weed, anyway?
weed 1 (wd)n.1.
a. A plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, especially one growing where it is not wanted, as in a garden.b. Rank growth of such plants.
Well, there you have it. But most weeds, to me, are not as such. Many "weeds" on my property have become permanent fixtures in my flower garden! A few examples are milkweed, goldenrod, field daisies, ditch lilies, marguerite daisies, birdsfoot trefoil, butter & eggs, kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate, blue-eyed grass, yellow star grass, etc.
Now, this beautiful Foxglove is technically a weed, because it is "growing where it is not wanted" - up against the tire of the old plow truck! It will get transplanted later this year; a graduation from a weed to a flower.
Here are some true weeds that have beautiful flowers, and just happen to be some of my favorites in the yard also! ~
Rabbitfoot Clover ~
Jewel Weed or Touch-Me-Not
Pearlwort or Irish Moss
Slender Speedwell or Creeping Veronica
Venus' Looking Glass
(not my photo)
I could go on and on! I just LOVE my weeds! I have a book called Weeds of the Northeast, which is an awesome book for identifying weeds and, I swear, I have at least 80% of the weeds in that book on my one acre property! How did they all get there? I dunno. Probably the wind or bird droppings and such. But, I'm glad they landed in my yard! (Except for the poison ivy)
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