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Thursday, May 28, 2009

When Is a Weed Not a Weed?

Okay, so, this flower just kind of sprung up in one of our old pots this spring. It's got to be a weed. But it's so pretty! Bright and orange and tall!

I keep feeling like the fact it is a weed means I should be yanking it out. Bad weed, bad! But at the same time, I am tempted to just enjoy it. It seems happy. I seem happy. Maybe weeds don't always have to be weeds? Anybody know what this is, by the way?

5 comments:

Daphne said...

I've never had one in my garden before, but it looks like a wallflower to me.

Janet said...

I'm not sure what it is, though it looks vaguely familiar. You could take a picture of it to a local nursery for ID. If you think it's a weed, just make sure it doesn't go to seed, and you should be fine. To me something is only a weed when a) I don't want it, and b) it spreads aggressively.

Meg said...

Oh, it IS a wallflower, Daphne! I just looked those up and that's exactly it! Now I'm excited -- I'm kind of a wallflower myself, so it's nice to also have them in my yard. I still don't know where it came from, or why it seems to be isolated in that single pot. So weird! Maybe it was flower-planting fairies?

Kim and Victoria said...

Yeah, I'm sure it was fairies! Ha ha. The same ones that planted sweet williams in our garden. Enjoy your wallflower!

Anonymous said...

looks almost like "Lantana"