I have missed doing my post on the wildflowers of the roadsides (otherwise known as weeds to some dedicated manicurists) this summer. The main reason is that the un-mowed stretches of roadside I counted on for finding them have been taken over and mowed by people who like to manicure things too much! I've been left noticing tiny little bits of roadside where there might be a flower or two, and scrolling back through two months of photos to find individual pictures.
Friday, September 10, 2021
'Wildflowers of the Roadsides''
The more I think about these tenacious flowers the more I think we have horticultural things turned upside down. We love the garden flowers even though they take a lot of babying, and weeding to remove any competition, while we far-too-soon despise the 'flowers of the roadside' that bloom for months, and find a way without any care at all, to grow through a crack in the pavement or the gravel of a ditch. It should be the other way around!
Here's an example of spots I formerly saw wildflowers of the roadside, all mowed, several times this year.