Two beautiful weeds, jewelweed and common dayflower

Written by Doug Oster on .

blog jewel weedIsn't jewelweed beautiful? Photos by Doug Oster

"A weed is but an unloved flower," Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Jewelweed grows wild though the forest which surrounds my house. I spend lots of time pulling it out, when young, it's easy to remove.

But there are always plants I don't get to and that's when I'm reminded of the beautiful flower jewelweed produces.

It's actually a type of impatiens (Impatiens capensis)and the bees love it.

Take a close look at the flowers around your garden, I might just leave a few more to flower next year.

blog common dayflowerThe common dayflower isn't common at all.

The common dayflower is a weed I never pull.

Everyone loves blue in the garden...right?

I love the sky blue flowers and the touch of yellow on the inside of the flower.

Not all weeds need to be obliterated. What's considered a weed and what isn't is all in our mind. You either like the plant or you don't.

"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them," A.A. Milne.

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