Monday, July 4, 2011

Garden of Weedin'

I have been overwhelmed with yard work this year, but in the spirit of "when life gives you lemons..." I decided to take pleasure in the entire garden today, not just the pretty flowers that I want to be there. I mean, who are we to judge, anyway? What makes one plant beautiful, and one a common weed? Here's a tour of the less cultivated parts of my garden:

This used to be my vegetable garden!

A single sunflower among the stinging nettles. Not going to pick this one!

The fire pit isn't getting much use this summer, except by the daisies.

A "volunteer" shrub in the middle of my field



  1. Who knew milkweed was so pretty? No wonder the butterflies love it.

  2. Tracy, I had no idea that milkweed looked like this in the summer. I usually find it in the fall, because I love the pods. This was a nice surprise when I was mowing. Certainly improved the view!

  3. What a lovely garden you have going on there! I'm so jealous, it's beautiful! The milkweed is very pretty, such a nice color.