My husband has been out weedwhipping the property and he called me out to name a flower that he’d pulled just outside the garden railroad layout. After I agreed that it was a Lupine, he tossed it over the wall. Arrrrgh! Not a romantic bone in his body!! <sigh> but I love him. So I came back into the house, put on my shoes and trudge through knee high weeds to claim my Lupine prize. Along the way, I noticed other blooms so picked a few. I don’t have a name for many of them — to some, these are weeds, but to me they’re beautiful cut flowers that I will enjoy until all of their petals drop to my desktop. California Poppy, Fiddlehead (curved stem with tiny yellow flowers blooming along its outer edge), and the Lupine are the only ones I recognize. Anyone have an idea what the others are?? There’s a really sweet little purple one that looks kind of like those straw flowers (can’t remember the name, but they’re purple and white and they’re very often used in floral arrangements).
I hope I’m not severely allergic to any of these babies! My arm has begun itching — off to wash with soap and hot water!! Lotion applied, I think I’m o.k.
Be safe (especially pulling strange attractive weeds!), be well, and please be happy. Be sure to remind those you love that you love them.