Monday, March 21, 2011

First Day of Spring

Gardeners define weeds as "plants out of place", and the purple robe spread over this field is one of our worst weeds- the Henbit. Obnoxious and ineradicable in lawn and garden, but a different plant entirely in an open field under a warm March sun. It is annual. It will soon yellow and mildew and die, and leave behind seeds by the millions. It is always in full bloom on the first day of spring.

1 comment:

troutbirder said...

Weeds are one of the things causing me to give up my lawn. Slowly converting to native plants, who will have to fight for their own space in the woods. What a nice neighborhood you wrote about in your previous post and the thoughts about boooks and libraries. I love it.