Not all that long ago and before I grew my own, I used to stop along the roadside and pick Queen Anne's Lace to bring home and create bouquets. It is such a beautiful flower (made up of hundreds of small white flowers), that I could never quite understand why it was called a weed. One summer day while picking my bouquet to bring home, I decided that maybe I could grow this weed in my garden. One time, I brought a handful home and broke off all of the "lace" and threw them into my back garden. Who knew what would happen . . .
A small bouquet from MY garden.
Note: There is no red center flower. Hmmm Did you know that
Queen Anne's Lace, or so the story goes, got its name from
the Queen who was supposedly sewing lace and pricked her
finger and the blood got onto the lace. . . . .thus the presense of
a single red flower in the center. I have recently learned that not
all Queen Anne's Lace has the center red flower.
Sterling silver tea tray with the Queen! (so befitting of a Queen,
that is just where she belongs. . . on silver!)
Who would have ever thought?
Even the birds are enjoying my weeds . . .