Wednesday, May 25, 2016

"A weed is a flower growing in the wrong place." George Washington Caver

I wondered who had coined the phrase "A weed is a flower growing in the wrong place"and it turns out to have been George Washington Carver who was  an American botanist and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he was born into slavery in Missouri, either in 1861, or January 1864. I was born in January 1962 so about one hundred years after him not into slavery but the rate my grass is growing it feels a wee bit like it.
Anyway here are some of my weeds and some of my cherished plants in bloom today.

 The Laburnum is in full bloom and it turns out I have two of these trees one had not been producing flowers up until this year maybe due to its position but with a lot of the tall softwoods removed it has sprung into life :)

 Wild Roses here are a bit of a weed but they have a nice wee rose.

 My favorite coloured Roddy

 Lupins are excelling this year maybe due to the mild winter some of them have in excess of 12 flower spikes this yellow and blue on is my favorite at the moment.

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