Wildflowers Through the Ages: I was taking photos of the dandelions two days ago

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Wildflowers Through the Ages

By Sharon
August 17, 2013

"None can have a healthy love for flowers unless he loves the wild ones." ~ Forbes Watson, art critic and writer, 1879 - 1960

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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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May 8, 2014 1:48 PM CST
I was thinking of ATP, and an article about the cutest little flowers I knew: the purple and blue ajuga, the sweet wild violets, and the bright dandelions that filled my lawn with bright jewels of color this spring while I wait (still!) for the first bloom on a winter-sowed pansy or forget-me-not. The weeds are so pretty here right now. Of course they're growing where I'm about to put in a series of new garden beds...
Name: Sharon
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May 8, 2014 2:12 PM CST
Wouldn't it be nice if our modern plants had the strong survival rate that our 'weeds' have? Most of them have a purpose, or had one. We can't say that about our new varieties, but they do stand around and look beautiful, don't they? I truly do appreciate those 'weeds' in very early spring.
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