A Little Weed Trivia


Hello everyone.  I hope you’re week is going well.
Today was the most perfect day for
a walk in the country. 
These little antique dolls once belonged to
a little country girl so I thought they would feel right at home in my
photo session of flowering country weeds.

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Here’s a little history trivia for yak!   Did you know that Queen Ann’s lace was called
the wild carrots … it lives for 2 years and then dies.
It was introduced from Europe, and the carrots we eat today were once cultivated from this plant.

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Did you know that the prickly purple thistle has been Scotland’s emblem for centuries?
Norsemen tried to surprise the Scots by a surprise attack at night, they took off their shoes
,OUCH, but found themselves on the ground covered with thistle. “No one harms me without punishment but more
commonly translated as “wha daurs meddle wi me.”

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One purple cone flower among the black eyed Susan's.

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In another week or so this field of black eyed Susan’s is going to be gorgeous.

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   Did you ever go black berry pickin?  It looks like these will be ripe in another week or so.

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I’m definitely not a doll expert but this little doll  has got to be an oldie.
Her body is made out of straw….maybe the late 1800’s?
  After this little excursion I’m thinking  it’s time she retires to a glass case.
 
These black eyed Susan's are like a little ray of sunshine, America’s favorite weed!  
They date all the way back from 2,200 B.C.
were among the flowers that grew in ancient
temple gardens, as well as, used for medicinal purposes.  


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Did you ever play this game?  We used to play it with the white glorious daises.
The object was to pick each petal and chant the above until
all the petals were discarded. 
The tradition is noted in Goethe's Faust part one from 1806.

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Bugs especially love Queen Ann’s Lace.

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Dent-de-lion means lion’s tooth in old French.  They say they’re delicious in salads and they’re great for
a good wine.  If you’re interested, here’s a list of recipes .
  I haven’t any idea about the bloom at the top right .   I just thought it was interesting.

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The Japanese honeysuckle has always been one of my favorites.
I love it’s fragrance,  but as most of these plants/weeds, they’re so
aggressive and will definitely take over your garden.
Japanese honeysuckle was introduced from Japan and China - 1815 to 1897.  It’s also used in
Chinese medicine, wonderful for bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.
Thanks to Mr. Google we can find an answer to just about everything!

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This is my boss, Albert,  and he’s going on 5 years old.  He’s also giving me that look….the one that says, LET’S GO!

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It’s been a wonderful day,
there’s nothing like a fresh country bouquet, a few bugs and a tired puppy.
I will be joining Fishtail Cottage  and Knick of Time Tuesday this week. 
Thanks for stopping by……
Until next time!
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5 comments:

Darla said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks like a fab day...Albert is one handsome pup! Love the ball jar with the bouquet.

My Little Home and Garden said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your photographs are so beautiful. I really like how you included different objects, like the dolls, with your floral shots. I'm glad I visited.
-Karen

Red Rose Alley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is such an interesting post, Mary. The purple thistle is so pretty, and the antique dolls are sweet. I think that is one of the best pictures of the dandelion that I've seen. I loved all the little details that went along with the pictures too.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

bj said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my, your photos just take my breath away.
I love your pretty, olden dolls and they look adorable among the flowers.
I love BlackEyed Susans...
xo bj
am I a follower? Well, just let me go see and, if not, I will be, almost instantly.
I don't wanna miss any of your amazing photos.

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a perfect day...lovely photos :) Laurel

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