Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Weed Is But a Flower Unloved



I have no idea what these tiny pink flowers are called. The stems look like some sort of grass, and they pop up along with the weeds in my garden. They are so bright and cheerful, though, so I leave them where they grow.

Also, I hate weeding. ;)

18 comments:

Kerri said...

Lovin' this shot Mary! And I think the flower is called a Deptford Pink.

Country Girl said...

I love weeding. There's just something about getting down and dirty and having the knees of my jeans stained completely with dirt. It's just so rewarding.

I am totally lying.

Leora said...

Why would anyone grow grass, if they can grow something as beautiful as this? A wonderful photo.

Sue said...

I wouldn't weed this lovely blossom out of the garden either!

kacey said...

Weeding is highly over rated. Love that little pink flower... (I knew Kate was lying to you...)

Carolynn said...

I think it's lovely. I'd leave it to grow, as well.

joyknits said...

Lovely photo! It's a Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria) - we have them in Missouri too and I love them.

Journey said...

I love the way you ladies think about weeding!!!! It is pretty - I would leave it too.

Cindy said...

Beautiful little flower. How could something so precious be a weed. I'd keep it too.

Caroline said...

So delicate and pretty!

Christina said...

this photo and quote hit me right in the heart. you are so lovely, friend.
xo

Mary said...

Kate, you crack me up. :)

Gayle said...

Someone already told you, but it is called a Pink, perfect, huh? We have them in San Diego, too. Love, LOVE your blog. Thanks for it.
Gayle

Deborah Godin said...

I couldn't 'weed' that out either. Some of the best things that turn up in my yard a wind-sown!

e.o.w. said...

Indeed. I have lots of these "weeds" and i tend to let them grow... Let me know if you figure out what they are!

Barbara said...

Tiny but beautiful. Barbara

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sometimes I feel like that little weed. :)

Judy said...

We have them here, too, in Ontario! I have wondered about them, but they are too small for me to get a good photo, so I am delighted that you have managed!!!