Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Before mom came over on Sunday, Sam and I weeded the hill garden. The sunflowers are growing faster and faster it seems! Surprisingly, we also found a couple wildflowers from last year that are coming back!

As we were weeding, Sam made a perfect comment. "Weeds are just plants that are not in the right place." The more I think about it, the more I think he's right. After all most plants are considered just that until one day someone sees the beauty and promotes it.

Last year at mom's she had some weeds that we actually liked. They were simply weeds to her, but I potted them up and brought them home. And over the weekend, we added the "weeds" into our second oak garden.

I called them wild poinsettias. They look kinda like poinsettias and if you break off a leaf, the same milky sap oozes. The have the same red leaf clusters around the little flowers, just not as big of leaves. Does anyone else know what it is??

Whatever you call this weed, I still like it :-)

1 comment:

  1. I checked it out on google. It is called Wild Poinsettia or Fire on the Mountain. I kinda like the Fire on the Mountain name. Check out: www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=EUCY