Weeds or Wildflowers?
This time of year brings all sorts of floral “surprises” growing along the roadsides, in the meadows, and in the woods. What distinguishes a “weed” from a “wildflower”. I always thought that if it showed up in MY garden it was weed, if it was in someone else’s garden it must be a wildflower. Also, if it was in an area that I was unfamiliar with, SURELY it was a wildflower.
So in my first spring in Maine, I am enjoying the “wildflowers” along the way. And also, the deer! As I was hiking up the hill on “Kebo Street”, I passed this deer meandering through someone’s yard. I think she was attempting to disguise herself as a yard ornament!
And now, back to the wildflowers!
How sweet are these little flowers in the pic below? What I found most interesting was that they are some type of water or bog plant as they were growing profusely in the drainage ditch along the road. Apparently, they open pink and turn blue as they mature!