Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wildflower Wednesday - Pretty Wild Things

Not sure whether these are called Native Plants but to my sometimes blur eyes, they are really pretty wild things! Here we called them WEEDS!





Fountain grass - in great abundance near the river bank behind my backyard





tiny wild morning glory



Asystasia sp. - a very common weed



Star of Bethelham also shown on my last post





tiny daisy-like bloom or looking like miniature sunflower is called Singapore daisy





Ruellia tuberosa (wild petunia)




Those wild things grace corners of my garden and backyard which definitely dont go unnoticed and Im taking a very keen interest of their presence.
Im sure you agree with me, those sweet tiny blooms are pretty. Even if they are just WEEDS, which will be yanked by me later on or are cut mercilessly by a Bangladeshi I hired once a month.




Im linking this to Gail's Clay and Limestone - Wildflower Wednesday Celebration. Hop over there to see some spectacular wildflowers in her garden!



ENJOY!

31 comments:

Gail said...

hello! I am so glad you're celebrating wildflowers~They are the best. I have two native Ruellias and adore their pretty lilac flowers. Happy WW. gail

p3chandan said...

Thanks Gail I love them too even though they are weeds. Those Ruellias are really wild popping up everywhere in cracks of cement in my backyard, simply adore their blooms!

Crafty Gardener said...

lovely little wildflower blooms .... may all your weeds be wildflowers

Malar said...

Those are beautiful weeds! I wish to have them here!

HolleyGarden said...

I agree - some of the prettiest little blooms are the worst, most invasive weeds!

Andrea said...

I agree with HolleyGarden, and those weeds are very common here too, our problem as well. Those yellow ones you call Singapore daisy is used as ground cover sometimes, Wedelia something, i forgot. A lot of those Ruellia grow along our sidewalks in the farm, and i have lots of its photos too.

Cat said...

Happy Wildflower Wednesday! I've got Ruellia here in Texas too - it's taking over my front yard!

Tracy said...

What pretty weeds. I guess one man's weed is another man's flower.

Clipped Wings said...

It's so neat to see flowers not like my own, although I do have a form of the Ruellia petunia that looks like yours, but is native here.

rainfield61 said...

"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered."

greenapplesgarden.com said...

Blotanical will NOT let me leave a comment on your site. Anyway.... your have a pretty selection of wildflowers. I too like take photos because they have such a different character to them. I call them weeds too but really I think they are beautiful. Plus many perennials derive from their lowly cousins, so I guess I respect them a lot too.

garden girl said...

I think you wildflowers are lovely!

p3chandan said...

They are pretty though just weeds Crafty Gardener.

Ayoo Malar, I want to get rid of them but you want them in your garden! Once they set foot inside your garden, you have endless weeding!

How true Holley!

I agree Andrea, no matter how pretty, they are weeds invading your garden. Those are Wedelia Trilobata, there's a thick covering of them near the river bank behind my house..though its good because of their root system which really grip the soil, to prevent soil erosion near the river which will be very bad for the foundation of my house.

p3chandan said...

Thanks Cat. I love to see small lilac blooms of Ruellia sticking out of cracks of the cement...wildly beautiful!

You are absolutely right Tracy, 3 of those weeds I dont pull out from garden, I just let them grow wild with their pretty flowers! Even planted them in my flower beds and pots!

I love petunias and ruellias, wild or otherwise Clipped Wings!

p3chandan said...

You are so poetic Rainfield even with my weeds!

Donna, sometimes I encounter the same problem in Blotanical. Yes I think these wild flowers at one time or other evolved to become garden flowers. They became bigger, prettier, hardier and the pride of any gardener!

Thank you Garden Girl!

Tammie Lee said...

lovely to see your flowers!

Stephanie said...

You have cute weeds!

trashmaster46 said...

We occasionally find nightshade popping up along our fence. One of the prettiest, deadliest weeds we get.

p3chandan said...

Thanks Tamie! But I think your side of the world has the prettiest wildflowers!

Thank you Steph! Soon or later have to pull them out!

Deadliest? Would love to see how they look like!

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Wild flowers are unique, beautiful..., and seldom seen. The other day, I took one and put in the garden. Our neigbour smiled as she commented, " you grow this too?"

klaraau01 said...

Such a beautiful "weeds"!

p3chandan said...

Bangchik you are right, Ive always admire my weeds before I yanked them out later, though ruellias are an exception, I transplant them in my flower beds and hanging pots!

p3chandan said...

Klara..they are but have to get rid of them anyhow!

Alistair said...

You know what they say p3, a weed is simply a flower positioned in a place where you may not want it. These ones would look good in my garden.

Anita Kumar said...

Such beautiful weeds. Your "very common weed" Asystasia sp. seems exotic to me! Don't see it in my part of the world.

p3chandan said...

Alistair, thats why I moved them into my pots and flower beds...they are transformed into garden plants overnight!

Anita, they are very cute and found every corner of my garden...after a while you want to get rid of them because they can be pretty invasive just like any other weeds!

perennialgardener said...

Yep those all look like Wildflowers to me. And pretty too. :)

p3chandan said...

Thanks Racquel, they are pretty tiny things!

milka said...

The saying goes weeds are just some misplaced plants. I do keep some pretty weeds in the garden too, they make the garden more complete.

Egretta Wells blog said...

Some may be weeds, but they are still very pretty!

p3chandan said...

Yes I think so too Milka.

Egretta, some of them are quite pretty and cute!