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.