You just KNEW I'd love this =-) I actually had to pull some out of my lily bed last week so I could see the lilies bloom...but I left some...I love it so...ETA- my word verification is 'swath'...as in a swath of QAL!!! What can be nicer? =-)
As a child, on our farm in upstate NY, we used this ubiquitous flower for all sorts of things. I think it grows just about every where in the northern hemisphere.
Francosie - Don't those lovely white stitches just bring the flower to mind? Debby - I should have said, "Debby and I" love Q.A. as I thought of you when I pulled up the old pics! I miss my swath of Q.A--:)Gerrie - I held back from calling it a weed, but it really is, I suppose. Still, if it greets the summer with such beauty, who cares? Q.A. adds just the right touch to any flower arrangement for me. I think I'm going to try the white stitching like Kathrin is using...just because it makes me smile!
Just about my favorite flower!
I love Queen Anne's Lace, too ... and now I'm wondering if I can cuitivate some here. Hmmmm.
I don't see Queen Anne's Lace here and I miss it!
I don't call things weeds anymore, I call them indigenous botanicals.
Kay - Isn't it amazing how many people adore this prolific wild flower!Sophie - It re-seeds so easily that if you ever get it started, you will never run out! Debra - I don't remember how mine got started, but I quit saving seed because it managed to re-seed itself. I'm going to look for seed next time I go to a garden center!ACey - That's the spirit! Doesn't "indigenous botanical" have an elegant ring to it?
I often wondered what Queen Anne´s Lace is - without finding it really necessary to look it up in the dictionary - which I mustn´t any more now...
Ger - also known as wild carrot, cow parsley, Bishop's Lace, birds nest...and is considered a beneficial weed because it attracts predatory wasps and is a good companion crop for tomatoes and lettuce.
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