Thursday, April 26, 2012

In Defense of Weeds


©1993 by Susan Noyes Anderson
I’d like to say a word for weeds,
brave victims of mad plowers.
Why must their sturdy lives give way


to frail, elitist flowers?
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34 comments:

Mumsy¸.¤ยช“˜¨ said...

Weed flowers are beautiful, but rarely get praise and admiration!

I had to let my grass grow for a while now, in defense of weeds ;-)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

JDaniel has told me his yard will be full of weeds when he grows up. He thinks they have the prettiest flowers.

beckyp said...

nothing grows in my yard... nothing not even weeds Good w post

Dixie Mom said...

In the desert, the weeds make the most beautiful flowers I've ever seen. I like them better than the flowers I plant.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I've been having a tug of war with weeds lately. I think they are winning!

The Paw Relations said...

Wonderful post. Weeds are just flowers in the wrong place.

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Judie said...

One of my neighbors decided to grow native flowers in her yard. The HOA made her take them out, saying that they were WEEDS! Some people just don't get it. Great post, Sue.

Riet said...

Now that is a greaT W Word.

anitamombanita said...

Hey friend, I remember doing a weed thing for Saturday Centus one time...there are weeds and then there are weeds. I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder, eh?

Yours is the only blog I'm stopping to visit...and only oh so briefly...but couldn't resist the need to say hi. Thanks for posting for me last week. Love ya.

Brian Miller said...

dandelions are not WEEDS! it is propaganda of the pretty dainty flowers...dandelions are my fav....smiles.

Kara said...

I too like weeds...but not so many of them.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Sue,

Aren't weeds annoying little things? I have what they call Creeping Charlie in my lawn and hate it. Great "W" word.

storybeader said...

I really don't like the leaves of dandelions. They are scratchy and thorny. Their flowers aren't bad though... {:-Deb

Emille said...

Some "weeds" give the prettiest flowers, so I only have "weeded" the ones in my previous yard that take over the other plants! I like what Daniel's mom said about her son!

yaya said...

Hah! Those sturdy weeds don't give up to the flowers very easily...and they always make an encore! My fav ones are the little violets that grow in my grass. I'm always sad to mow those down.

Joy For Your Journey said...

Okay, that was funny. I don't like weeds but one of my very best friends does. She and her husband have a weed company--as in they kill them. So she loves seeing them in people's yards as it means business will soon be booming for them.

I was reading some of your other posts. I absolutely loved your comment "if you can't move the mountain, own the climb!" I think I need to get that translated into Spanish!

Joy For Your Journey said...

Okay, that was funny. I don't like weeds but one of my very best friends does. She and her husband have a weed company--as in they kill them. So she loves seeing them in people's yards as it means business will soon be booming for them.

I was reading some of your other posts. I absolutely loved your comment "if you can't move the mountain, own the climb!" I think I need to get that translated into Spanish!

Darlene said...

If it weren't for weeds, we wouldn't have our beautiful wild flowers here in the desert. If they bloom in my yard, the gardeners think they are regular plants and they never pull them, so I have a few of them and I don't mind.

karen said...

Weeds are like the drunk guest at a party. They look pretty at first, but then they get really obnoxious and refuse to leave.

VBR said...

some weeds are really quite lovely and interesting. chicory and spiderwort come to mind. a field of yellow buttercups! really, weeds are just flowers that grew up in the wrong place!

ellen b. said...

Sue,
My lawn is mostly weeds and moss. At least when they are mowed they kind of look like grass LOL!

Andy David said...

Dear Sue,
You make simple weeds so beautiful (smile). Great pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Now I feel guilty after mowing this morning. lol
I have been lucky lately to see some beautiful wild flowers from weeds.
Hope you are well honey and have a wonderful weekend
Love
Maggie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Weeds do have their virtues and beauty!! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder :)

momto8 said...

I agree..they still don't seems like weeds to me and my kids.

Pondside said...

After a weekend of weeding, I'm inclined to ask the same question!

Lola said...

Hi again!

Visiting from Mrs Matlock’s, thanks for stopping by and look forward to *seeing* you again soon!

Great post – weeds not so great!

Have a great weekend.

Gattina said...

Some weeds are nice, but most of the rather annoying !!

Cheryl said...

Oh, my husband is that guy on the tractor except he likes to use a killing spray. I am constantly running around trying to protect the wild flowers I want. ::sigh::

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

One of my neighbors says "Every weed is a gift"

Not sure I agree, but it makes me feel better when they get overwhelming...

NanE said...

Ha ha, oh I wish that were true but unfortunately here in the South, the weeds are wicked! I can pull weeds one day and the next day they return and bring friends with them! :)

Grandma Honey said...

I like how small children cannot tell the difference between weeds and flowers...and see beauty in both.

Tima said...

With pictures like those, who cannot like a weed?

Jenny said...

Some Weeds are quite beautiful actually...

Wonderful tribute to the flowers that are always getting a bad name!

Thanks for linking to the letter W.

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