Flowers For Pollinators III

Weed Flowers Most people hate weeds, maybe with an exception for Cannabis.  I don't like weeds either but as I turn our little garden patch back to nature, to make it into a sanctuary for other species as well as ourselves, I have to learn to get along with weeds.  When I walk through a... Continue Reading →

Helleborine Orchid

A Beautiful Weed When I first spotted this Helleborine Orchid (Epipactis helleborine)in the garden I thought it was a type of Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum biflorum).  The leaves look similar, to me anyway.  Once it flowered, I realized it's something I haven't seen before.  After a few searches I discovered that it's a Helleborine orchid, a... Continue Reading →

Milkweed

Yes, It's a Weed But.... I have no idea how Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) aka Milkweed came to be in our garden.  They just showed up two years ago and have stayed ever since.  Getting rid of it proved to be not an easy task, but taming it is quite easy.  I just pull the... Continue Reading →

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