Saturday, June 21, 2008

And the #1 reason not to pull weeds is...

You just might miss out on an incredibly lovely plant!
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At another time & place, this might be considered a weed because we didn't plant it. I think the birds must have. I don't know if our neighbor's behind us have this plant growing, but I haven't seen any others in the front yards around the block.
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When first growing, it looks like this above. It certainly has a weedy look to it.
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But if you let it grow and look close at it, you'll see the beauty in the details.
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On the other hand, the #1 reason to actually pull weeds in my book now is so that your dad can't be proven right once again. Is that man EVER wrong??? Bah!
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Both my parents and I didn't know what it was so we all guessed... educated guessing, but he turned out to be right. So there ya go Dad, Happy belated Father's Day! That is your present :p
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I guessed it was Fennel - it looks a little herb-like, but it turns out all fennel is yellow - not white. And as it grew, it clearly no longer looked like fennel.
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Mom guessed it was Anise, and after she said that, I agreed with her. Dad guessed a day later and said it was Queen Anne's Lace. Lucky for me though, he went on vacation that same day, so when I confirmed it later through a little research, I didn't have to tell him he was right. yippee! And since I notice that he doesn't visit here unless sent an email, he doesn't ever have to know.

Got it??? Thanks friends!


Lynne said...

I would be thrilled to have Queen Ann's Lace pop up in my back yard. I love your attention to the details- they're beautiful!

Red said...

Thanks Lynne!

I know, it's so cool it popped up out of nowhere!

Carrot Jello said...

Ah, that's what I was going to guess Lynne.

RuthieJ said...

Hi Red,
I was going to say Queen Anne's Lace too, but your Dad finally got to it. And I hope you don't pull it out because it's one of the favored foods of the caterpillars that turn into the Anise Swallowtail butterfly!

Red said...

Hi Ruthie! Nope, we don't plan to pull it out, but we certainly could have before it started flowering.

It's still very pretty, though I haven't yet seen any caterpillars. Not so many butterflies either :( Maybe someday.


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