How many times have you gone outside to find a beautiful mystery flower in your garden, only to be soon told by a visitor, “pull it out! It’s a weed”. I’ve gone through this a few times. Not really an issue, except sometimes, I don’t want to pull it out and you can’t make me!
This is especially the case with the daisies on the left. I love them! After admiring them last year at the beach and then watching them get mowed over, I decided to help myself to some pieces this year before it happened again. I placed them in a ratty area I didn’t have time for and watched in awe as they smothered the grass and added a little bit of sunshine to the front of my house and become a lovely low maintenance feature to my property that everyone around me instantly removes from theirs. So what really qualifies for a weed?
weedwiːd/nouna wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants.
My favourite part about the definition of a weed is that it says it is ‘not wanted’. Who decides what it is not wanted in your garden? YOU! So next time someone rudely says to you: You’ve got weeds! Pull them out!
You can literally say, “no I do not” and it will be true. It’s honestly one of my biggest garden pet peeves. Keep your nose out of my weeds, I love them.
So whether you’d like to use this on the rude visitors in your garden, or as an excuse to just leave the yard work for another day, you’re welcome.
Here are some pictures of my most prized wildflowers.