I travel the world and am truly amazed with the sights, cultures, and people but in my eyes there is no place like home.


07 June 2012

Beautiful and Noxious

So many wildflowers are, at least in my eyes, beautiful and pretty. Worthy of cutting and placing in vases for enjoyment at home.
However, I also realize they are quite noxious and spread like wildfires. Not good for farm and the land.
Thistles in their mature state are quite pretty and I love the colors.
But their thorns and ability to reproduce times a thousand are not so pleasant.
*On a side note I learned in my Dream to Farm Class last night that Thistles are biannual plants that spend their first year sucking up energy so they can produce these gorgeous yet overbearing flowers the second year. And that no amount of weed killer will rid these thistles once they have flowered, the best option is to bag all flowers and burn to prevent spread. Loving class and learning new things!

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