07 July 2008

the beauty of weeds

i have no idea what these are. all i know is they appeared in the garden with no human intervention, they are prolific, and they make great filler in a bouquet. and they sure are pretty, all light and airy on their slender stems.

2 comments:

MaryV said...

I believe your mystery plants are of a species the proprietor of our local flower shop refers to as "roadsideia", because that's where you find them! I have a smaller lavender variety that volunteers in my yard each year in the fall. I suspect their botanical name is far more impressive, Latin, and unpronounceable.

chris said...

ah, yes! i blogged roadsideia last summer!! and i know the lavendar variety of which you speak. a sort of wild aster, i believe. i thought asters bloomed later in the season but maybe you are right. fleabane, perhaps? it's in the aster family...