Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy Weeds

It has been a good year for the weeds with temperatures in the low 20's and quite a bit of rain.  Everything is very lush.

 Pink Joe-pye-weed is just starting to bloom. It grows best in a damp location.

 Usually the township mows the side of the road but this year they left this quiet road alone.  The blue chicory is very pretty.

 Two vines twining up a dead tree.  The Virginia creeper is already starting to turn red.


 White Queen Anne's Lace is a kind of wild carrot.


 A sunflower planted by a bird or a chipmunk.


 Purple blazing star gives a rosy hue to this natural field that is slowly becoming a cedar forest.

Poisonous bittersweet nightshade has very bright red berries.



Bright yellow sow thistle, purple blazing star, blue chicory and greeny-yellow wild parsnip make an attractive roadside border.

4 comments:

  1. That's the third post about beautiful weeds that I've seen today! And, like the others, you make an eloquent argument for leaving them alone and just enjoying them.

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  2. I've noticed that the weeds are very happy this year too. Very pretty.

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  3. These weeds certainly do look happy. What wonderful color nature can bring you with the touch of mans hand. I am still not blogging yet again. But hope to be back soon.

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